Geoff Dyer to read at the Englert Theater

Geoff Dyer, one of the most versatile and important writers of our time, will be giving a reading free and open to the public at The Englert Theater at 7pm on October 3rd, with a reception to follow. 

Dyer, who is teaching this semester in the Nonfiction Writing Program in the English Department is the winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for his collection of essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition as well as the winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize.  He has written authoritatively and with great originality and insight about such disparate subjects as photography: The Ongoing Moment; Jazz: But Beautiful; memory and forgetting: The Missing of the Somme; literary obsession: Out of Sheer Rage; and most recently, film: Zona.  He is also the author of four novels and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the recipient of the Academy of Arts and Letters E.M. Forster Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.  In 2011  he was writer-in-residence aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Bush in the Arabian Gulf. He was the guest director at this year’s Telluride Film Festival. His website is

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