Geoff Dyer

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Summer reading: the 30 best holiday reads – chosen by authors and critics
Novelists including Johny Pitts, Monica Ali and Nina Stibbe – plus Observer critics – on their essential holiday books

02, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Last Days of Roger Federer by Geoff Dyer review – the art of bowing out
From Roger Federer to Bob Dylan, George Best to Jean Rhys, Geoff Dyer roams widely in this finely crafted study of endings

Nicholas Wroe

02, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Geoff Dyer: ‘I’m convinced Roger Federer and I could become great friends’
The author on pranking JM Coetzee, his huge debt to Labour, and his new book about the twilight of careers for artists, writers and sportsmen

Anthony Cummins

28, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Geoff Dyer: ‘I am what you might describe as chippy’
The writer, 62, tells James McMahon about his working-class Cheltenham roots, college career and dole-queue days in a Brixton squat where he first began to read

James McMahon

08, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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See/Saw: Looking at Photographs by Geoff Dyer review – how to really read a picture
In these seductively curious essays, Dyer scrutinises images and photographers, unearthing hidden truths and a sense of the uncanny

Tim Adams

19, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Geoff Dyer: ‘Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is like the gift of reading itself’
The author and critic on ‘total bore’ Saul Bellow, how Nietzsche changed his mind, and laughing and crying over Jean Rhys

Geoff Dyer

16, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Geoff Dyer to Nietzsche: the best books to inspire wanderlust
Rob Doyle chooses his favourite books about the will to travel, including famous female flâneurs and Henry Miller’s holiday in Greece

Rob Doyle

03, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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In brief: Eternal Boy; Childhood; ‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ – reviews
A biography of Kenneth Grahame explores a life of tragedy, Gerard Reve unsettles with a tale of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam and Geoff Dyer finds joy in Where Eagles Dare

Alexander Larman

02, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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‘Broadsword Calling Danny Boy’ by Geoff Dyer review – on Where Eagles Dare
A mini-celebration of the cult film has some funny and brilliant sentences about Clint Eastwood and his fellow heroes destined for a Nazi castle in the Alps

Steven Poole

03, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Geoff Dyer’s cultural highlights
The author and critic on extreme climbing films, Australian experimentalists the Necks and a visionary of Italian photography

Geoff Dyer

30, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand by Geoff Dyer review – supremo of the 60s sidewalk
A series of discursive essays, inspired by 100 Winogrand images, make for a playful and astute tribute to a hugely influential street photographer

Sean O'Hagan

12, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 parallel narratives
From Philip Roth to Zadie Smith, Lisa Halliday selects some of the best novels using formal adventures to bridge the ‘impassable gaps’ in our world

Lisa Halliday

07, Mar, 2018 @9:42 AM

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