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'A copy ... ought to be on everybody's Desert Island' Independent
Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in London.
* Remarkable...there can be few books on jazz written with such tenderness and care. -- Adam Lively Times Literary Supplement * But Beautiful is just that. A moving and highly original tribute to Black American Music. -- Bryan Ferry * As intricate a mixture of biographical essay and make-believe as is likely to be written. New York Times * The only book about jazz that i have recommended to my friends. It is a little gem. -- Keith Jarrett