Geoff Dyer's Top Picks

Per Hay Festival

Per Hay Festival

Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of four novels and numerous non-fiction books, which have been translated into 24 languages. His book Otherwise Known as the Human Condition won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, while his novel Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Best Comic Novel. In 2015 Geoff was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction. Here are his recommended reads from the Hay Festival 2022 programme...聽

Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West

Catherine Belton

10,99 鈧 10,44 鈧

I recently read Masha Gessen鈥檚 excellent The Future is History and this seems like an essential follow-up.

Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921

Antony Beevor

30,00 鈧 28,50 鈧

Every book by Beevor is utterly compelling.

Eliot After The Waste Land

Robert Crawford

25,00 鈧 23,75 鈧

I can never learn enough about Eliot.

Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons

Jeremy Denk

20,00 鈧 19,00 鈧

As a musically illiterate lover of music I'm always on the lookout for books by musicians that can help me understand what I'm hearing.

Manifesto: A radically honest and inspirational memoir from the Booker Prize winning author of Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo

14,99 鈧 14,24 鈧

She always seems so reasonable. That sounds like faint praise, I know, but is pretty much the highest compliment you can pay anyone at the moment.

Free Love: 'So real and humane and utterly transporting' - Meg Mason, author of Sorrow and Bliss

Tessa Hadley

16,99 鈧 16,14 鈧

If I had to choose just one book it would be this because Hadley is a complete novelist.

The Real and the Romantic: English Art Between Two World Wars

Frances Spalding

35,00 鈧 33,25 鈧

The period between the wars is ripe for re-evaluation not just in art but literature too.