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Geoff Dyer at Montalto


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Join award-winning English author Geoff Dyer for lunch at Montalto to discuss his latest work, The Last Days of Roger Federer, with beloved ABC presenter and writer David Astle.


Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of over 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, including Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, Zona, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and Otherwise Known as the Human Condition. His work has been translated into 24 languages, earning him numerous accolades including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize.

Blending criticism with memoir, Dyer’s newest book, The Last Days of Roger Federer sets his own experiences of late middle age against the last days and last works of writers, painters, footballers, musicians, and tennis stars who’ve mattered to Dyer throughout his life.

For the first Books and Ideas at Montalto event of the year, join the Wheeler Centre for a shared lunch as Geoff Dyer speaks with David Astle about ageing, endings, and how to go on living with art and beauty.


Presented in partnership with Montalto.



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The bookseller for this event is Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery.


Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of many books, including Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It, Zona, See / Saw, and the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism). A fellow of the... Read more

David Astle

Alias DA on Friday’s puzzle page in the Age, David Astle is a lifelong wordsmith, writer, columnist and ABC broadcaster. His latest book – Rewording The Brain – explores the neural benefits of crosswords. You can catch him on Evenings most weeknights, or flapping a dictionary on SB... Read more



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