Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is a British journalist and author of novels as well as non-fiction books spanning a wide range of subjects. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is a member of the USC English department faculty as a writer in residence.

"He [Thelonious Monk] played each note as though astonished by the previous one, as though every touch of his fingers on the keyboard was correcting an error and this touch in turn became an error to be corrected and so the tune never quite ended up the way it was meant to."

— Geoff Dyer, But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz


Geoff at Sea

Susan McCallum-Smith discusses Geoff Dyer's "Another Great Day at Sea."...

A Writer at Sea

Geoff Dyer spent two weeks aboard the USS George H. W. Bush. Another Great Day at Sea, recently published by Pantheon, is his remarkable account of that stay....

Old War Stories: An Interview with Geoff Dyer

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