Location: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Street: 501 Texas Avenue City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
BookPeople, Thursday, April 23 at 00am
Geoff Dyer (Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, The Ongoing Moment, Zona, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Sons and Lovers, The Missing of the Somme, Another Great Day at Sea)
Geoff Dyer's most recent work, Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush was published by Pantheon Books in May 2014. His previous books include But Beautiful (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award); The Missing of the Somme; Out of Sheer Rage; The Ongoing Moment (winner of the ICP Infinity Award for writing on photography); Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; and Zona. His many awards include the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and, most recently, a National Book Critics Circle Award for the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and his books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Dyer currently lives in Venice, California. (added from Random House)
GEOFF DYER - Another Great Day at Sea
BookPeople, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Thursday, April 23, at 7PM
Bestselling Author Geoff Dyer speaking & signing Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression. In the process it becomes clear why Geoff Dyer has been widely praised as one of the most original—and funniest—voices in literature.
ABOUT Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and, most recently, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; a critical study of John Berger, Ways of Telling; three collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes, Working the Room and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (a selection from the previous two essay collections published in the US); and six genre-defying titles: But Beautiful (on jazz), The Missing of the Somme (on the First World War), Out of Sheer Rage (about D H Lawrence), Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment (on photography), and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 film Stalker. He is the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. Can't make it to the event? You can order a signed, personalized copy of this book. We ship worldwide. Simply write "SIGNED COPY" and the name for the personalizations in the Comments field during checkout. Thank you for supproting Kim Cross and your local independent bookstore!
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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