The Guardian shares an infographic about The Smiths. Hazlitt interviews Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez. The Irish Times has writers, including Anne Enright and Geoff Dyer, discuss what they loathe about their own work. The West Australian profiles Yo...
In the introduction to his book Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, Geoff Dyer writes, For several years now I’ve been puzzled by some lines of Auden’s–actually, I’ve been puzzled by many of Auden’s lines, but the ones I have in mind are from “Detective Story” (1936), where he talks about home, the centre where the … ?
Need to kill 37 minutes? Check out “The Novelistic Essay and the Essayistic Novel,” a lecture by Geoff Dyer from this past year’s Key West Literary Summit. (h/t Mark O’Connell) Related posts: “My name is Geoff Dyer and I endorse this.”...Show More Summary
It left me inarticulate and emotional, as if I'd been zapped back in time to the broodiest moments of my childhood. Related posts: Tuesday New Release Day: Dyer, Aira, Wilson, Iyer Zona, Geoff Dyer’s book about Tarkovsky’s film Stalker,...Show More Summary
Last year I chose a terrific book that deserves to be more widely known. This year I'm going for a book that could hardly be better known. Related posts: A Year in Reading: Geoff Dyer At the risk of telling American readers something...Show More Summary
Litquake, the West Coast’s largest literary festival, now offers downloadable bi-monthly podcasts via their website and iTunes. On the site presently are episodes with Geoff Dyer, Carolyn Burke, Adam Johnson, Joshua Cohen, and Molly Ringwald, and the group plans to livestream and post events from their upcoming festival (Oct. Show More Summary
The program has always included restored and rediscovered older films-classics as well as curios-alongside the newest Cannes prize winners and Academy Award aspirants.
You have until 8/20 to enter the 4th Annual Column Contest at McSweeney’s. Related posts: McSweeney’s Column Contest McSweeney’s is accepting entries for their 3rd Annual Column Contest.... Geoff Dyer Gets New York Times Column Millions favorite Geoff Dyer, author of Otherwise Known as the... Very Short Story Contest Want a chance to win $200 [...]Show More Summary
The summer issue of Wag's Revue is up, and while I find 'leafing' through the pages of the online edition essentially unbearable (single-page, people ! simplest HTML, people !), the content -- including a long Q & A with Geoff Dyer -- almost makes it worthwhile. (I'd get the print edition instead, if I could, but apparently it's online only.....)
Letters are a wonderful genre of writing. I personally look forward to the complete edition of Geoff Dyer’s letters, should I outlive him by enough years to see it. Maybe Dyer will do us all a favor and publish them in installments before he dies. Show More Summary
Millions contributor Jacob Mikanowski takes a gander at Geoff Dyer’s Zona, and he invoked both Wittgenstein and Bolaño by the third paragraph of his write-up, so you know things are about to get heady. Related posts: Fanatic Meets Stalker: Geoff Dyer’s Zona Even if you’ve never given a second thought to quicksand,... “My name is [...]Show More Summary
An interview with Tom Bissell in which he drops this gem while talking about John Jeremiah Sullivan and Geoff Dyer: “I prefer to think of that kind of nonfiction as a voice whispering to you in the night. “ Related posts: Which One Will Write An Essay About It First? Did you miss 192 Books’ [...]Show More Summary
Jane Hu’s short history of the book review. Related posts: Excuse this dust. Have you been reading Michelle Dean’s Saturday History Lessons over... Putting It Together: Geoff Dyer’s Otherwise Known as the Human Condition Like a dragonfly hovering above the surface of a pond,... Jane Pratt & Tavi Gevinson’s New Rag Attention Sassy and Jane [...]Show More Summary
Highlights from the conversation between Geoff Dyer and the photographer Alex Webb at the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, which took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
The 39th Telluride Film Festival has named as its guest director Geoff Dyer. The fest runs Labor Day weekend. Dyer will help fest directors Julie Huntsinger, Tom Luddy and Gary Meyer create the fest lineup. Dyer has written four novels, the most recent of which is Jeff in Venice. The Guest Director program is sponsored by AMPAS.
Telluride Film Festival has chosen Geoff Dyer as its guest director for 2012.
Magnum photographer Aelx Webb’s conversation with author and photography critic Geoff Dyer at the Look 3 photo festival provided a sweeping retrospective of Webb’s career, from his earliest black and white work through his development as a revered master of color photography on projects from Haiti to the US/Mexico Border, Florida, Cuba, and beyond. Throughout [...]
Reviews of Geoff Dyer's Zona follow a basic pattern. First, the critic spends some time mulling or mauling over the book's form (a critic's account of Tarkovsky's film Stalker, at times unraveling into memoir). Then, if the critic is also...
When I was young I saw the Tarkovsky film Stalker several times. What I remember most is a scene with rippling sand, which even today is seared into my brain—one of the most astonishing images in a lifetime to film-going. (I’ll have more to say on this image at the end.) Geoff Dyer has [...]
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room by Geoff Dyer, Zona (the film being Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker).