Geoff Dyer is the author of three previous novels, a critical study of John Berger, and six other non-fiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize; Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and, most recently, The Ongoing Moment, which won the international Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, Dyer lives in London.
SHORTLISTED FOR STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR From a trip to The Lightning Field in New Mexico, to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging and funny, Geoff Dyer blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. From one of the most original writers in Britain, this is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.