Little Atoms 330 – Andrea Hart & Geoff Dyer

Posted on May 31, 2014 by


Two interviews this week: Andrea Hart is a Special Collections Librarian at the Natural History Museum where she has worked for over 16 years. For the past 8 years she has had specific responsibility for the Botany Library collections that include impressive original artworks, rare books and manuscripts. Her particular interests lie in natural history art and illustration as well as books and paper conservation. She is the curator of the Women Artists exhibition at the Natural History Museum from March 2014 to July 2015, and the author of the book of the exhibition.

Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels: Paris Trance, The Search, The Colour of Memory, and Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi; two collections of essays, Anglo-English Attitudes and Working the Room; and six genre-defying titles: But Beautiful, The Missing of the Somme, Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, The Ongoing Moment and Zona, about Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. A collection of essays from the last twenty years entitled Otherwise Known as the Human Condition was published in the US in April 2011 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His latest book is Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush, the first of a new “Writers in Residence” series from Visual Editions.

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