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The Bloomsday Interview: Geoff Dyer in Conversation with Mark O'Connell

  • Belvedere House 6 great Denmark Street Great Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

In association with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature


Join us for the annual Bloomsday Interview featuring one of literature’s most mischievous genre-demolishers, Geoff Dyer. Sitting down with Mark O’Connell in Joyce’s alma mater, Belvedere College, the conversation will range from the prevailing influence of Joyce and Ulysses to Dyer’s inventive corrosion of the barriers between fiction and non-fiction, the importance of travel as a means to step outside of oneself, and what has compelled him to range across subjects from literary criticism to jazz and photography.

Geoff Dyer is a man the Chicago Tribune describes as “one of the funniest writers alive.” He’s the author of four novels and nine works of nonfiction. He is currently writer in residence at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

Mark O’Connell is Slate’s book columnist and a regular contributor to publications such as the New Yorker and the Observer. His book To Be a Machine was recently published by Penguin Random House.