Geoff Dyer is the author of twelve books, including But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz, The Ongoing Moment, Out of Sheer Rage, Paris Trance, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and The Missing of the Somme, which was reissued in paperback in August. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, a collection of his essays and criticism, came out in March.
Rebecca Mead is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding.
Geoff is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and six 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, The Ongoing Moment and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker.
Rebecca Mead has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1997. She is the author of "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding" and a forthcoming book about George Eliot and "Middlemarch."
Author Geoff Dyer compares his unconventional writing style to more straightforward approaches. In reference to his new book, Dyer says the so-called plot "digressions" are actually "integral to the unfolding of things."