Geoff Dyer


Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958. He was educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is currently living in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at USC. He is the author of four novels: Paris TranceThe SearchThe Colour of Memory, and 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 many genre-defying books: But BeautifulThe Missing of the SommeOut of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do ItThe Ongoing MomentZona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film StalkerAnother Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush , White Sands: Experiences from the Outside WorldThe Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, and “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy”, about the film Where Eagles Dare. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected EssaysLife with a Capital L: Selected Essays by D H Lawrence, and and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and in 2015 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His new book See/Saw: Looking at Photographs is published in April by Canongate (UK) and in May by Graywolf (US).