A few days ago, our own Kaulie Lewis pointed readers to a LARB essay about Geoff Dyer, which nicely complimented a piece about the author our own Mark O’Connell wrote for Slate back in June. Now, at Full-Stop, David Burr Gerard suggests that Dyer’s strengths, which worked so well in Jeff in Venice, Death in […]
“Can a conference really transcend its essential conferenceness?” For a conference on Geoff Dyer, that’s the essential question, and the Los Angeles Review of Books has an answer. Pair with Dyer’s Year in Reading and Janet Potter‘s review of Another Great Day at Sea.
Geoff Dyer is fond of taking potshots at literary academics. He devotes considerable time in one of his novels to a professor whose speech at a conference goes off the rails. Which is why it’s odd that, in mid-July, the author showed up at a conference devoted to — what else? — his own work. (It’s […]
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Geoff Dyer's 1993 novel, The Search, finally brought to the US, by Graywolf. (They also just brought out his first novel, The Colour of Memory, and while my review of that...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Review of Books podcast interviewed author Geoff Dyer. Singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. Interview magazine interviewed author Emma Straub. Pretty Much Amazing and the Toronto Sun listed their best...
BuzzFeed listed all the books referenced on season two of Orange Is the New Black. Rolling Stone shared the best country music songs about fathers. The Rumpus interviewed author Geoff Dyer. Jazz drummers remembered their percussionist fathers at A Blog...
Geoff Dyer is a fantastic essayist. He’s probably known best for his funny, smart collection Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, but he’ll forever hold a place in my heart for.. KEEP READING > >
A unique and compelling stylist, and a charming reporter, Dyer seems to have an absolute bang-up time on this assignment, and it’s a pleasure to go along with him.
by Jessie Roberts Kathryn Schulz raves about Geoff Dyer’s writing prowess, calling him “one of our greatest living critics” and “one of our most original writers—always out there beyond literary Mach 1, breaking the how-things-usually-sound barrier“: [T]he essential fact about Dyer’s nonfiction is that it works beautifully when it shouldn’t work at all. Some of […]
by Jessie Roberts Oliver Farry considers how a writer’s name can make or break his fortune: Geoff Dyer is finding himself being shadowed, in a manner akin to Poe’s William Wilson, by another Geoff Dyer, the Financial Times’ Beijing bureau chief, whose books on contemporary China have no doubt snared a few unsuspecting buyers on Amazon. […]
Now it would be fashionable, I suppose, to sit here and stew over what, exactly, to write about Geoff Dyer, how to accurately reveal the pleasure that comes from reading his work. But let’s say this: … Read More
The usually peerless, occasionally annoying, and always peripatetic author distills his latest book out of time spent aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier.
There are prolific writers, and then there’s Geoff Dyer. Over 30 years, he’s produced more than a dozen books, along with countless essays and reviews for a number of different publications. Yet what sets the English writer apart from many of his contemporaries isn’t his volume as much as his versatility. Show More Summary
Geoff Dyer is one of those writers who resists categorization. His books and essays are usually a hybrid of several genres: reporting, memoir, travelogues, criticism, and humor. What makes most of them great, though, is Dyer's digressive curiosity, his ability to let one realization about his ostensible topic—D.H. Show More Summary
At 12 p.m. EDT today, the writer Geoff Dyer will drop by Gawker to talk about his new book, Another Great Day at Sea, about life on board the USS George H.W. Bush. If you're a New Yorker subscriber, you can read an excerpt from the book here. Read more...
Out this week: Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn; Another Great Day at Sea by Year in Reading alum Geoff Dyer; Funny Once by Antonya Nelson; Black Lake by Johanna Lane; Closed Doors by Lisa O’Donnell; Decompression by the German writer Juli Zeh; and J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, published now for the first time. For more on these and other new titles, check out […]
Consider an F18 fighter jet: 60 feet from nose to tail, 45 feet from wing to wing, capable at full throttle of Mach 1.8—just a notch below 1,200 miles per hour—and currently aimed at the deck of an aircraft carrier, coming in to land. From its tail hangs a hook... More »
The Wall Street Journal sent Geoff Dyer a bottle of El Segundo Brewing Company’s Blue House Citra Pale ale, and asked him to write about it. Because he’s Geoff Dyer, and there isn’t a topic (e.g. aircraft carriers, photography) on Earth that he can’t write about, he of course obliged.
Geoff Dyer, Liesl Schillinger, Justin Go and Janne Teller discussed the literature of World War I at an event on Wednesday night.
In mid-January, ten days after moving to California, Geoff Dyer suffered a stroke while throwing away trash in his new home. At the hospital, he recovered quickly, but the incident left him “conscious that the ground could open Adairishly beneath my feet at any moment.” In the LRB, he writes about the experience. (Related: Dyer […]