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Geoff Dyer

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Geoff Dyer has written about jazz, life aboard an American aircraft carrier, photography, the Battle of the Somme, D. H. Lawrence, and much more over a career spanning three decades. He many honors include the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, 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. Additionally, he was named GQ’s 2009 Writer of the Year, won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012, and was a finalist in 1998. In 2015, he received a Windham Campbell Prize for nonfiction.

He has been a visiting professor at the University of Iowa, Columbia University, the University of Texas in Austin, and in 2014, he was a Mellon Distinguished Scholar at Wits University in Johannesburg. Dyer lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2003 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction
  • 2004