By sea and on the airwaves, by dollar and yuan, a contest has begun that will shape the next century. China's rise has now entered a critical new phase, as it seeks to translate its considerable economic heft into a larger role on the world stage, challenging American supremacy.
Geoff Dyer's books includeBut Beautiful(winner of the Somerset Maugham Award);The Missing of the Somme; Out of Sheer Rage; The Ongoing Moment(winner of the ICP Infinity Award for writing on photography);Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi;Zona; andAnother Great Day at Sea- Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush.His many awards include the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and, most recently, a National Book Critics Circle Award for the essay collectionOtherwise Known as the Human Condition.He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and his books have been translated into twenty-four languages. .