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Geoff Dyer

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🎾Geoff Dyer on Roger Federer, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sensing an Ending…🎾

Shakespeare and Company: Writers, Books and Paris

There are few people who can write so brilliantly, about so many subjects, all at once, as Geoff Dyer. The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings could be his most wide ranging to date. It’s about tennis—as the title suggests—and specifically about the curtain dropping on the career of one of the most successful, and most technically beautiful players, ever. But it’s also about endings of so many other kinds: the significance, or otherwise, of an artist’s last work; mental and intellectual decline; finishing and not finishing books; and why, perhaps, deep down, we really just long for everything to come to be over with...*SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR BONUS EPISODESLooking for Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses? https://podfollow.com/sandcoulyssesIf you want to spend even more time at Shakespeare and Company, you can now subscribe for regular bonus episodes and early access to Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses.Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandcoSubscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/fr/podcast/shakespeare-and-company-writers-books-and-paris/id1040121937?l=enAll money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit, created to fund our noncommercial activities—from the upstairs reading library, to the writers-in-residence program, to our charitable collaborations, and our free events.*Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography’s 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ’s Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. In 2015 he received a Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California.Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-timeListen to Alex Freiman’s Play It Gentle here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1 Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 3mins

13 Jul 2022

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“Write the Book Only You Could Write” – Geoff Dyer on His Career and Endings

The Bunker

Geoff Dyer talks to Dorian Lynskey about his career and new book The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings. In this, he examines the matter of final performances and pieces, through the tales of artists, sportspeople and writers. The pair also discuss how Dyer’s work takes shape, and how he reflects on his own writing. “The sense of not being ideally qualified to write about a subject has been quite enabling for me.”  “Write the book only you could write is the mantra I repeat.”  “Some genre defying stuff now feels a comfortable genre in itself.”  “I think I’ve managed to turn the lack of a readership into some sort of freedom.”  “If you can turn your weaknesses into some kind of strength, that’s a very happy outcome.”  “The writing life has gone hand in hand with the continuation of my self-education.” “If you're able to engage the reader's curiosity and interest they’ll keep on reading.“ https://www.patreon.com/bunkercastWritten and presented by Dorian Lynskey. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Jade Bailey. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Productionhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Days-Roger-Federer-Endings/dp/1838855742 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

25 Jun 2022

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Geoff Dyer on Death and Bob Dylan

The Hatchards Podcast

In this episode, we spoke to the inimitable Geoff Dyer, author of books including Out of Sheer Rage, Zona, But Beautiful, The Ongoing Moment, and Broadsword Calling Danny Boy. His new book, The Last Days of Roger Federer and Other Endings, was published by Canongate earlier this month. Ingeniously structured – separated into three sections of sixty chapters, with its 86,400 words representing each second in a day – it is both witty and wise, and examines the late careers of artists as varied as J. M. W. Turner, Nietzsche, D. H. Lawrence, Bob Dylan and the eponymous Federer on its way to asking the question: "Could it be that our deepest desire is for it all to be over?"Less elaborately structured, our freestyle conversation with Geoff is one we reluctantly ended with a reference to a shampoo scam. Before that? The difficulty of retaining what you read; Geoff’s capacity for building atomic weaponry; the case for reading Middlemarch; artist James Turrell's pharaonic Roden Crater project in the Arizona desert; and the genius of Larry McMurtry – all in a mere 2,844 seconds.For initiates and the uninitiated alike, our conversation is a perfect window into the boundlessly curious and original mind of one of Britain's greatest wits.

47mins

21 Jun 2022

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(Highlights) GEOFF DYER

The Creative Process · Seasons 1 2 3 · Arts, Culture & Society

Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and six 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, The Ongoing Moment and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. A collection of essays from the last twenty years entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in the US in April 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His most recent book is White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.www.creativeprocess.info

3 Feb 2022

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GEOFF DYER

The Creative Process · Seasons 1 2 3 · Arts, Culture & Society

Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and six 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, The Ongoing Moment and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. A collection of essays from the last twenty years entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in the US in April 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His most recent book is White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.www.creativeprocess.info

3 Feb 2022

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Episode 18: Building A Billion Dollar Crunch Fitness Empire With Geoff Dyer

FITNESS INDUSTRY SUCCESS SHOW

Meet Geoff Dyer a fitness industry entrepreneur who's built and sold a successful health club chain that grew to 55 clubs and is now at it again but this time is building a billion dollar company. In this interview we go on the emotional journey of entrepreneurship and discover the many lessons that Geoff has learned along with way including the keys to his success in the fitness industry. Thank you for watching please like, share, and subscribe. Follow and connect:Fitness Industry Success Show website: https://www.leadlionmarketing.com/fit... LEADLION: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadlionmar... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadlionmark... Connect with Nick Parker: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heynickpa... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heynickparker/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heynickparker

40mins

23 Nov 2021

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Little Atoms 718 - Geoff Dyer's SEE/SAW

Little Atoms

Geoff Dyer talks to Neil about SEE/SAW his latest collection of essays on looking at photographs. Yes we talk about lots of photographs on an audio podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31mins

27 Sep 2021

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Geoff Dyer Returns

Book Shambles

Geoff Dyer returns to the podcast to talk to Robin and Josie (who is late arriving because her daughter broke the TV...) about his new book See/Saw: Looking at Photographs, which is out now. They talk about photography, favourite photographers, writing about niche topics for a wide audience and humour in photography. To hear an extended edition of this episode with 15 bonus minutes subscribe to Patreon on patreon.com/bookshambles

53mins

3 Jun 2021

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Geoff Dyer - Lessons Learned From the Mission Field

Outpost Church, McLaren Vale

Join Geoff as he hits up his top few learnings from his time in Asia and Europe. 

30mins

30 Apr 2021

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Geoff Dyer on Photography

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Monocle’s Alexis Self speaks to writer Geoff Dyer, whose latest book, ‘See-Saw’, features his photography criticism published between 2010 and 2020, and essays on photographers and critics.

21mins

19 Apr 2021

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