Geoff Dyer has been described as “one of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself” and we are delighted that he is joining us to launch his latest work White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.
Like his previous works White Sands is episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart; linking journeys through the Lightning Field of New Mexico to chasing Gaugin’s ghost in French Polynesia. In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travelers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.
Dyer is the author of Yoga for People who Can’t Be Bothered to Do lt, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and Out of Sheer Rage among many other. For these has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, and the E.M. Forster Award, he has been GQ’s Writer of the Year and won a National Book Critics Circle Award, to name but a few of his many accolades.
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