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Geoff Dyer on writing about photography.

Geoff Dyer will be at HOST to talk about his work on William Gedney, The Ongoing Moment and some of the photographers featured in his new collection Working the Room, which will feature pictures by Jacques Henri Lartigue, Dayanita Singh and others.

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as seven other non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a National Book Critic’s Circle Award, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Circle of Photography’s 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, with The Ongoing Moment, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ E. M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was given GQ’s ‘Writer of the Year’ Award.

Working the Room, Dyer's latest book, published by Canongate, is out in November.

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Added by canongatebooks on October 28, 2010