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Author Archive: "Geoff Dyer"

Powell’s Q&A: Geoff Dyer

Describe your latest book/project/work.
Another Great Day at Sea is an account of my experiences aboard the USS George H. W. Bush. It's a masterpiece of the form, widely hailed as the best book ever written about my time on the George H. W. Bush. Also, I have two early novels, The Colour of Memory and The Search, which are only now being published in the U.S., even though they're masterpieces, too.

Describe a recurring dream or nightmare.
Trudging and trudging with my legs getting heavier and heavier and not getting anywhere. I have this dream all the time. Fortunately I don't have nightmares.

Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
Lots, many of them D. H. Lawrence related (Taormina, Taos, Eastwood). But yeah, I'm always up for a bit of the old lit pilg.

What scares you the most as a writer?
My brain packing in. Even more than that, the suspicion that it already has.

What do your bookshelves look like? Are you a book hoarder? Do you embrace chaos, or are you a meticulous organizer?
I hoard books, but my beautifully organized ...

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