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Geoff Dyer

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Geoff Dyer has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and the Windham Campbell Prize for nonfiction. The author of four novels and nine works of nonfiction, Dyer is writer in residence at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

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Another Great Day at Sea
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2015
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7020-8 (0-8041-7020-7)

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So as an adult, naturally he jumped at the chance to spend a week onboard the aircraft carrier the USS George H.W. Bush. Part deft travelogue, part unerring social observation, and part finely honed comedy, Another Great Day...

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Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2010
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39030-1 (0-307-39030-6)

A New York Times Notable Book

A Best Book of the Year: The Economist, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Slate.com, and Time

In Venice, at the Biennale, a jaded, bellini-swigging journalist named Jeff Atman meets a beautiful woman and they embark on a passionate affair.

In Varanasi, an unnamed journalist (who may or may... Read more

The Missing of the Somme
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2011
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74297-1 (0-307-74297-0)

The Missing of the Somme is part travelogue, part meditation on remembrance—and completely, unabashedly, unlike any other book about the First World War. Through visits to battlefields and memorials, Geoff Dyer examines the way that photographs and film, poetry and prose determined—sometimes in advance of the events described—the way we would...

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The Ongoing Moment
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$17.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3168-9 (1-4000-3168-0)

Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both.

Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston have photographed the same things—barber shops, benches, hands, roads...

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White Sands
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2017
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-97012-6 (1-101-97012-X)

In White Sands, Geoff Dyer (“one of the funniest writers alive” —Chicago Tribune) finds himself on the road again, crisscrossing the globe from French Polynesia to northernmost Norway. Throughout his adventures—with a tour guide who may not be a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing; with friends in New... Read more

White Sands
Written by Geoff Dyer
Pantheon | Hardcover | May 2016
$25.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-101-87085-3 (1-101-87085-0)

From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.
Geoff Dyer’s restless search—for what? is unclear, even to him—continues in... Read more

Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3167-2 (1-4000-3167-2)

Mordantly funny, thought-provoking travel essays, from the acclaimed author of Out of Sheer Rage and “one of our most original writers” (New York Magazine).

This isn’t a self-help book; it’s a book about how Geoff Dyer could do with a little help. In these genre-defying tales, he travels from Amsterdam to Cambodia... Read more

Written by Geoff Dyer
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39031-8 (0-307-39031-4)

A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

There is no other writer at work today like the award-winning Geoff Dyer. Here he embarks on an investigation into Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, the masterpiece of cinema that has haunted him since he first saw it thirty years ago.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover
Written by D. H. Lawrence, Afterword by John Worthen, Introduction by Geoff Dyer
Signet | Paperback | October 2011
$5.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53195-7 (0-451-53195-7)

Lady Chatterley's Lover is both one of the most beautiful and notorious love stories in modern fiction. The summation of D.H. Lawrence's artistic achievement, it sharply illustrates his belief that tenderness and passion were the only weapons that could save man from self-destruction. Read more

Sons and Lovers
Written by D.H. Lawrence, Introduction by Geoff Dyer
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 1999
$11.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75373-2 (0-375-75373-7)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

With a new Introduction by Geoff Dyer
Commentary by Anthony Burgess, Jessie Chambers, Frieda Lawrence, V.S. Pritchett, Kate Millett, and Alfred Kazin

Of all Lawrence's work, Sons and Lovers tells us most about the emotional source... Read more