Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; 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.
His book, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition – a selection of essays from Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room – was published in the US in April 2011 and was awarded the 2011 National Book Critics Circle award for Criticism. A recent book, Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, was published in the US in Spring 2012. He also wrote Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush.
In 2015 Dyer was awarded a Windham Cambell Prize for non-fiction and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science. His new book is titled White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. He lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at USC.
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