The Last Days . . . has nothing much to do with tennis or with Roger Federer, who appears sparingly in these pages . . . [nor is it] “intended to be a comprehensive study of last things, or of lastness generally.”
Wherever the boundary between fiction and nonfiction, Geoff Dyer has long since crossed it. For Hazlitt, Kyle Chayka talked to the author of White Sands about the continuum of the critical and the narrative: If people call it an essay collection, then I immediately want to say, hey, but there are stories as well!
Saturday 5/7: Paula Bomer, Joey De Jesus, Regan Good, Erica Hunt, Dylan Landis, and Eli Todd celebrate the release of the latest issue of TLR. BookCourt , 7 p.m., free. Andriniki Mattis, Cathy Wagner, and Coda Wei join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 5/8: Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses The Romanovs. BookCourt, […]
At the end of the day, all we have to hold onto, really, is other people’s stories. And that’s how Alizah Solario’s series “Writers on Wheels Getting Tea” was born. The first interview features author Amy Sohn.
Geoff Dyer, author of numerous nonfiction titles, discusses the increasingly blurry border between fiction and nonfiction—and more importantly, whether that distinction matters—at the Guardian: As the did-it-really-happen? issue gives way to questions of style and form, so we are brought back to the expectations engendered by certain forms: how we expect to read certain books, how we […]
I was excited to see the New York Times’s announcement that a regular column by the writer Geoff Dyer called “Reading Life” would be appearing in their weekend Book Review. I was even more intrigued and, somehow, encouraged, when eventually it appeared only three times.
Birkbeck, University of London hosted the first international conference on the acclaimed British author Geoff Dyer. In attendance: Geoff Dyer. Aside from the rather British problem of sorting out how to refer to the author—”Dyer” would be used to refer to the work while “Geoff” would mean the man in the room—attendees argued over the […]
Geoff Dyer knows no boundaries, especially when it comes to genre, and that’s what makes him such a fascinating author to follow. He’s written fiction and nonfiction—without revealing which is which—about taking drugs in Southeast Asia, jazz, photography, and even women in sundresses, and now has a book out about life aboard an aircraft carrier. At the LA […]
Saturday 6/7: Michael Flatt, Rachael Katz, and Morgan Parker read poetry. Mellow Pages, 8 p.m., free. Sunday 6/8: Miranda Mellis, Jaime Clarke, and Andrea Lawlor join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Clarke’s Vernon Downs (April 2014) is the story of an obsessive fan pursuing a famous writer modeled on Bret Easton Ellis. KGB, 7 p.m., […]
Geoff Dyer has a new book out, Another Great Day at the Sea, written during a two-week writing residency on the USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf. Over at Salon, Laura Miller explores what it was like for the “neurotic” British author to spend time writing aboard an American military ship.
Saturday 12/7: Natalie Eilbert, Mike Bushnell, Rob Ostrom, and Christie Ann Reynolds inaugurate the Banquet reading series with an evening of poetry. Eilbert is the founder and editor of The Atlas Review. The Banquet series was launched intending to highlight the intersection of poetry performance and audience experience; it is the product of curators Joshua Kleinberg, […]
Visual Edition just presented its most recent project, “Where You Are,” in which 16 authors and artists were asked to create a personal map. Among the invited contributors are Rumpus interviewees Sheila Heti with Ted Mineo, Geoff Dyer and Tao Lin. In addition to the printed book, Where You Are is available online.
Saturday 11/23: Ossian Foley, Krystal Languell and Jamie Townsend read poetry. Foley’s first collection OF: Vol 1 includes experimental styles focused on discord and the relationship of structure. Unnameable Books, 7p.m., free. Sunday 11/24: Jonathan Ames, Jessamyn Hope, Heather Aimee O’Neill, and Justin Haythe read together at an event sponsored by Wallflower Press. Novelist Jonathan Ames […]
To appreciate Zona, Geoff Dyer’s twelfth book, you’ll need to watch the Andrei Tarkovsky film, Stalker, among the most treasured and troubling movies in the history of cinema. If you’ve never seen it, you’ll need to take your time with the film—it is relentlessly bewitching—before reading Dyer’s discursive exploration of its maze of meanings and […]
Litquake and The Believer are presenting a conversation between novelist, essayist, and New York Times Book Review columnist Geoff Dyer and film critic David Thomson. Tonight, 7p.m. at North Beach’s Tosca Café. Admission is free. Get there early, Bay Area!
If you haven’t heard by now, we are at the precipice of Geoff Dyer’s latest venture in the New York Times, a weekly column for the Book Review called, “Reading Life.” Thus we will all be in touch with his reader whims, which is nice because sometimes it’s nice to have a buddy in the […]