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Geoff Dyer, Jonathan Lethem
In conversation with novelist Jonathan Lethem
May 17, 2016

From the Watts Towers in Los Angeles to the Forbidden City in Beijing, Geoff Dyer’s newest collection of essays, White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World, explores what defines place: where do we come from, what are we, where are we going? The elegant, witty, and always inquisitive Dyer returned to ALOUD to reflect on his unexpected findings with Jonathan Lethem — celebrated for his novels, essays, and short stories — and to illuminate the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves.

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