Tea and Conversation: Geoff Dyer

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:00 pm
Where: Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, Kaplan Hall 235

Join UCLA English for the Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room Writers Series: Tea and Conversation with Geoff Dyer.

This event is followed by a reading at the Hammer Museum at 7:30pm.Visit the Hammer Museum website for full details.

Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1958. He was educated at the local Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is currently living in Los Angeles where he is a writer in residence at USC. His new book See/Saw: Looking at Photographs will be released in spring 2022.

He is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and many genre-defying books: 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, Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, and “Broadsword Calling Danny Boy,” about the film Where Eagles Dare. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays, Life with a Capital L: Selected Essays by D H Lawrence, and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney.

A selection of essays from Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

He has been a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, Columbia University in New York, and the Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas in Austin. in 2014, he was a Mellon Distinguished Scholar at Wits University in Johannesburg. He is currently writer in residence at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and in 2015 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Per UCLA COVID-19 protocols, all attendees are required to complete the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Survey in order to enter the event. Masks are strongly recommended for attendees who are up to date on vaccinations, and they are required for attendees who are not up to date on vaccinations.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Tea and Conversation: Geoff Dyer Grace M. Hunt Memorial English Reading Room, Kaplan Hall 235 UCLA English