After decades of rising, China has entered a new and important phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. Geoff Dyer, the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, argues that China and the United States are now embarking on a great power–style competition that will dominate the century. In The Contest of the Century, Dyer explains how China will struggle to unseat the United States.
Novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer talks about writing criticism on a wide array of subjects—music, literature, photography, and travel journalism. Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews is a collection of 25 years of essays, reviews, and misadventures.
Geoff Dyer stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about writing criticism on a variety of subjects, and shared some of his favorite picks with us.