The wonderful Geoff Dyer, writer of genre-defying fiction and nonfiction, has a new photography book coming out, gathering together his criticism. His last photography book, The Ongoing Moment, won the ICP Infinity Award for Writing on Photography as well as being recommended on Five Books. Geoff spoke to us about five works of literary nonfiction which he described as 'unusual histories.'
It’s a book about Dyer’s mind, which I think is both interesting and funny… He is constantly flitting with ideas about all sorts of stuff – not big ideas, but things such as how easy it is to lose your hotel room key and why grass is green (literally). There is lots of stuff in it, hung together by the force of his personality. You would have a hard time describing it to a publisher.