Late-ish Night with GEOFF DYER



Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers is pleased to present:

AN EVENING WITH GEOFF DYER at 10:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Seating is limited; admission is free, but please buy a book!

In celebration of Geoff Dyer’s stint in New York, indeed on Spoonbill’s local soil, we thought it would be nice to expand the usual reading format, loosen the reins, go “after hours. ” Dyer’s last book, Zona was published nearly 2 years ago, and it’s unlikely he’ll be reading from it. Instead, we hope to be treated to a premiere. In other words, he won’t tell us what he’ll be reading.

Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and five genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, and The Ongoing Moment. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney.

A selection of essays from Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in the US in April 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

His most recent book is Zona (2012), about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker He is also the editor of a collection of John Berger’s writing  on photography (to be published by Aperture in November).

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958 and educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2005.

***[Photo of the author by Marzena Porgorzaly]

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