Geoff Dyer presents an illustrated conversation about his new book Zona, on Andrei Tarkovksy’s legendary film Stalker. Dyer, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘possibly the best living writer in Britain’, takes on his biggest challenge yet: unlocking the film that has obsessed him all his adult life. Magnificently unpredictable and hilarious (and, surely, one of the most unusual books ever written about cinema), Zona takes the reader on an enthralling, thought-provoking journey.
Geoff Dyer was born in Cheltenham and was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His first book, Ways of Telling: the Work of John Berger, was published in 1986. His first novel was The Colour of Memory (1989), set in Brixton, south London, in the 1980s. His non-fiction includes a book about jazz, But Beautiful (1991), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Missing of the Somme (1994), which was adapted for BBC Radio 3; and a collection of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes: Essays, Reviews, Misadventures, 1984-99. His latest works are Jeff in Venice, Death in Varansi, winner of the 2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; and Working the Room (2010). A new book, Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker, is published in Spring 2012. www.geoffdyer.com
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