Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958. He was educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Geoff lives in London.

He is the author of four novels: Paris TranceThe SearchThe 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 BeautifulThe Missing of the SommeOut 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 Critic’s Circle Award for Criticism.

His most recent book is Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker (published in the UK and the US in Spring 2012).

Geoff Dyer was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2005.

Photo credit: Curt Richter

The Colour of Memory

A Novel
Geoff Dyer

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2014
The first novel, in revised form, from “possibly the best living writer in Britain” (The Daily Telegraph)

The Search

A Novel
Geoff Dyer

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2014
“A short, brilliant novel, The Search offers more in 150 pages than most books twice that length.”—The Guardian

Otherwise Known as the Human Condition

Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer

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2011

“An irresistibly funny storyteller, [Dyer] is adept at fiction, essay, and reportage, but happiest when twisting all three into something entirely his own.”—The New Yorker
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