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  • print • June/July/Aug 2017

    Tour de Raunch

    A brief history of sex in American fiction • Christian Lorentzen

    ... dream inaugural issue, but it included Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Harry Mathews, Edward P. Jones, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ben Marcus, and Nicholson Baker. Funding wasn’t available...

  • interviews • May 02, 2016

    Karan Mahajan talks with Adam Ehrlich Sachs

    Karan Mahajan

    ... directly or through W. G. Sebald, his glum disciple--is the hidden influence behind a huge swath, maybe the main swath, of contemporary fiction. Geoff Dyer warned us

  • print • June/July/Aug 2014

    Personae of Interest

    Thomas Beller takes on elusive literary icon J. D. Salinger. • Laura Kipnis

    ... Google), in the galley copy for Thomas Beller’s J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (New Harvest, $20), which likens it to Geoff Dyer’s Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence, another book “as...

  • interviews • June 27, 2014

    Bookforum talks with Thomas Beller

    Aviel Kanter

    ... who himself is on a kind of adventure. It was all a bit of a leap. Three other biographies come to mind that resemble this one: Geoff Dyer on Lawrence, Nicholson Baker on Updike, and Pico Iyer on...

  • papertrail • April 19, 2012

    Apr 19, 2012 @ 04:00 am

    ... and interviews by Maria Bustillos , Geoff Nicholson , and Mark McGurl

  • papertrail • August 29, 2011

    Aug 29, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

    ... memoir about American intelligence and the September 11 attacks. Geoff Dyer reads books, picks nose . Katie...

  • papertrail • January 31, 2011

    Jan 31, 2011 @ 9:00:00 am

    ... Geoff Nicholson reflects on the “perils of literary profiling ,” writing: “Books are acquired for all kinds of...

  • print • Sept/Oct/Nov 2010

    Pleasure Principle

    Samuel Steward lived many lives, all in pursuit of joyous hedonism • Geoff Nicholson

    ... the dark alleys of history and delivering him to us not as a case history but as a fully human and unique individual. Geoff Nicholson’s most recent novel is Gravity’s Volkswagen (Harbour, 2009). He...

  • papertrail • June 01, 2010

    Jun 1, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am

    ... America’s working class." I'm feeling lucky: novelist Geoff Nicholson writes that "ideas of what’s worth knowing, and even what’s interesting, are constantly changing," and dusts off his "outdated...

  • print • Feb/Mar 2007

    Mild Irish Rose

    Roddy Doyle's heroine, Paula Spencer, is sober now • Geoff Nicholson

    ...’s exactly what life’s like. Once again, Doyle seems likely to have brought off that most surprising and deft of conjuring tricks, winning the approval of both critics and common readers. Geoff Nicholson...

  • print • Feb/Mar 2009

    Rare Bits & Pieces

    Artist Richard Prince has amassed an idiosyncratic collection of first editions and literary curios. • Geoff Nicholson

    ... things I want to do.” Geoff Nicholson’s The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism (Riverhead) was published last fall. ...

  • print • Sept/Oct/Nov 2008


    Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt • Geoff Nicholson

    ... didn’t. Whether any of this satisfies Vanderbilt’s ambitions to tell us why we drive the way we do, and what it says about us, I doubt. Geoff Nicholson is the author of fourteen novels, most...