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It’s often said that a good conversation is like a game of tennis. Join us for a good conversation that will, in part, also be about tennis. Author and RSL Fellow Geoff Dyer is joined by Chloé Cooper Jones to discuss sporting matches and everyday battles; failure and triumph; what it means and what it takes to live life to the full, and when and how to bow out. 

‘Even with no idea of where, when, or how things might end up it was time to start work—on a book that ended up being written while life as we know it came to an end.’ Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer’s latest book, The Last Days of Roger Federer is an examination of endings through the lenses of Bob Dylan, Beethoven, Burning Man, and much more besides. Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones blends journalism, philosophy and memoir to examine the difficulties of living in a body. Geoff just so happens to make a cameo appearance at a tennis tournament, too. 

This flagship Literature Matters: RSL 200/Live from NYPL event will be available to watch live, for free via Zoom, simulcast to YouTube. Following the live event, the programme will remain viewable on the NYPL website and YouTube channel.

This event is the second in our series in partnership with the New York Public Library, Transatlantic Conversations, pairing leading US and UK writers for exclusive discussions.


20/04/2023 from  6:00 PM to  7:30 PM
United Kingdom