Geoff Dyer

Writer in Residence
Geoff Dyer


Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels and many non-fiction books  on a wide variety of subjects including jazz, the First World War, photography, D. H. Lawrence,  and  Andrei Tarkovsky’s  film Stalker.  His most recent book  – mainly about Nietzsche, Beethoven and Turner  – is The Last Days of Roger Federer.  These books have  won a number of prizes and have been translated into  24 languages.


  • B.A. English, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 7/1980
    • Ways of Telling: The work of John Berger (Pluto), 1985-1986
    • The Colour of Memory (Cape, UK; US Graywolf 2014), 1988-1989
    • The Search (Hamish Hamilton UK, Graywolf US 2014), 1992-1993
    • The Missing of the Somme (Penguin UK, Vintage US in 2011), 1993-1994
    • But Beautiful: A Book about Jazz (North Point), 1995-1996
    • Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D H Lawrence (North Point), 1997-1998
    • Paris Trance: A Novel (FSG), 1998-1999
    • Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It (Pantheon), 2002-2003
    • The Ongoing Moment (Pantheon), 2004-2005
    • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi: A Novel (Pantheon), 2008-2009
    • Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews (Graywolf), 2010-2011
    • Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room (Pantheon), 2011-2012
    • Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush (Pantheon), 2013-2014
    • White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World (Pantheon 2016), 2015-2016
    • The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand (Texas University Press,2018), 2018-2019
    • ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy: On Where Eagles Dare (Pantheon, 2019)
      , 2018-2019
    • See/Saw: Looking at Photographs (Graywolf, 2021), 2020-2021
    • The Last Days of Roger Federer and Other Endings (FSG, 2022), 2021-2022
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, , 2015/01/01
    • Windham Cambell Prize for Non-fiction, 2015-2016