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Geoff Dyer – The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings


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English author Geoff Dyer discusses ageing, endings and The Last Days of Roger Federer in this exclusive Melbourne event. 


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.

Now the English author joins host Ramona Koval live in Melbourne as they explore ageing, endings, and how to go on living with art and beauty.


This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.


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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

Ramona Koval

Ramona Koval is a writer who has worked as a journalist and broadcaster. Her most recent books are A Letter to Layla: Travels to our Deep Past and Near Future, Bloodhound: Searching For My Father, and By the Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life (all published by Text). She was the editor of two volumes ... Read more


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