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Geoff Dyer

UK flag (1958 - )

Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and six other nonfiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, Dyer is a regular contributor to many publications in the UK and the US. He lives in London.
Geoff Dyer recommends
The Dog Fighter (2004)
Marc Bojanowski
"The most exciting debut by an American writer since Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides.... Relentless and remarkable."
American Purgatorio (2004)
John Haskell
"Wildly original, wonderful, amazing, tender, heart-breaking. Also - remarkably in a book that is so funny - extremely wise."
Wait Till You See Me Dance (2017)
Deb Olin Unferth
"Deb Olin Unferth’s stories are wild, funny, and wonderful."
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (2018)
Denis Johnson
"The secret of all this is the shifting wattage, the slipshod magnificence and crazy wonder of the Johnsonian sentence. Clause by clause, word by word, anything becomes plausible. . . . Whatever Johnson had gone through, however he expressed it on the page, it would all have been wasted had it not ended up being funny, because then a major percentage of wisdom would have been missing. . . . He led a certain life and found ways of giving expression to that life."

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