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Geoff Nicholson - The Hollywood Walker
GEOFF NICHOLSON - BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS
GEOFF NICHOLSON - BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHORT FICTION
SOME INTERVIEWS
GEOFF NICHOLSON - PSYCHO-GOURMET
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And here's a piece in the LARB, about Postcards, Salgado, Stephen H Willard, John Divola, Jonathan Meades, and more.

https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/wish-werent

Here's my review of Terry Eagleton's Across The Pond in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Click here to read it.

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Here's my review of Oliver Sacks' "Hallucinations" from the SF Chronicle.

Click here to read the review.

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Here's a piece in Litro magazine about walking in Amboy, in the Mojave Desert.

Click here to read about Amboy.

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This just in: London, Eine literarische Einladung, (London, a literary invitation) published by Verlag Klaus Wagenbach. It's an anthology of writing about London, and there I am between the covers with Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing and Alan Bennett. Hubba hubba, as they say.

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Here's my review of Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists, from the SF Chronicle.

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Click here to read the review.

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Here's my review of Joan Didion's Blue Nights, from the SF Chronicle.

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Click here to read the review.

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Here's the French edition of my novel "Footsucker", Gallicized as "Le Fetichiste," although if you google that French title you'll come up with all kinds of stuff, most of it a good deal less literary than my novel.

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Click here to go to the publisher's website.

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My review of Jonathan Raban's "Driving Home" from the SF Chronicle. 

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Click here to read the review.

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Here I am writing about Jeremy Prynne for the LARB.

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Click here to read the piece.

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Here I am writing about Kawabata Makoto, Acid Mothers Temple, and ecstasy (the state, not the drug)

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Click here to go to the article.

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Here I am in the Los Angeles Review of Books, writing about Scale, Will Self, and much else besides.

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Click here to read the article.

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Here's an interview with Ricky Jay, to coincide with publication of his book "Celebrations of Curious Characters"

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Click here to read the interview.

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Here I am on the Gourmet Live website, writing about the pleasures, and otherwise, of eating alone.

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Click here to read the article.

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Here's my review of "The Tragedy of Arthur" by Arthur Phillips, from the SF Chronicle.

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Click here to read the review.

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And here I am writing about Buster Keaton for the new Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Click here to read about Buster.

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Yeah, sometimes I stand next to somewhat famous people and get photographed by Terry Richardson. I confess, this is an uneasy pleasure.

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Here's my review of TC Boyle's "When the Killing's Done" which the rest of the reviewers seem to have found "dazzling" whereas I thought it was a pile of old pants.

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Click here to read the review.

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An essay from the New York Times about the extent to which we are or aren't what we read.

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Click here to read the essay.

Here's an extract from a piece about "discovering" Charles Bukowski, from Slake magazine.

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Click here to read the piece.

Here's an article about drinking and writing that I did for the New York Times Book Review.

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Click here to read the article.

Here's an article on Dennis Hopper, written for the Phillips de Pury catalogue/magazine.

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The website is very fancy, and I find it a bit of a handful, but I hope you can read the article here.

Here's my review of Christopher Hitchens' memoir Hitch-22, from the SF Chronicle.

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Read it here.

Here's an essay in the New York Times Book Review about the joys of encyclopedias, and the slipperiness of facts

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Read it here

Here's my review of Ian McEwan's Solar, from the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Read it here.

Here's my appreciation of David Carradine's autobiography, from Tin House

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Here's my review of Will Self's Liver, from the New York Times.

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Here's my review of David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries" from the New York Times Book Review.

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Read it here

Here's my review, from in The SF Chronicle of Jonathan Safran Foer's "Eating Animals" .

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Read it here

The Lost Art of Walking is now out in paperback. Fits so easy into a Christmas stocking.

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Here I am on the Penguin website.

Buy it at Amazon

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Here's a link to New York Magazine - a feature on "flings" in New York

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This issue of THE BELIEVER has a correspondence about walking between me and Will Self.

The Believer website

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There really is a movie based on my novel WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS.  It's directed by Scott Peake and is titled PERMANENT VACATION, 

PERMANENT VACATION at IMDB

Here's a trailer at George Reasner's website. George was Director of Photography on the movie.