Click to search the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Skip Navigation

LIVE from the NYPL: Geoff Dyer | Paul Holdengräber

Share

June 10, 2014

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees Room

A writer whose work defies easy categorization, Geoff Dyer recounts tales from Another Great Day at Sea, his new book on the complexities of life on board a U.S. aircraft carrier.

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;  five  genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, and The Ongoing Moment. His collection of essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. He is also the editor of John Berger: Selected Essays and co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney. A new book, Another Great Day at Sea, about life aboard the USS George H W Bush, will be published in May.

In 2003 he was a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship;  in 2005 he was elected  a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; in 2006 he received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 2009 he was  the recipient of  the Bollinger  Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Best Comic Novel and the GQ Writer of the Year  Award (for Jeff in Venice Death in Varanasi).  

 

LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7p.m. We recommend arriving twenty minutes before the scheduled start time to get to your seats. In order to minimize disturbances to other audience members, we are unable to provide late seating.

Become a Friend of the Library to receive 40% off all LIVE from the NYPL tickets. Join Now.

Check out our LIVE Shorts here!

Chat with a librarian now

Keep Up With NYPL Events

Subscribe to our newsletters:

NYPL Programs

NYPL Family Programs

Programs for educators:

Teaching & Learning