Geoff Dyer: When Artists and Athletes Age, What Happens to Their Work?
GEOFF DYER: WHEN ARTISTS AND ATHLETES AGE, WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR WORK?
When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it ripen or rot? As our bodies decay, how—and why—do we keep going? In this episode, John Burnham Schwartz sits down with the ever-original and wittily ironic Geoff Dyer to discuss the author’s own encounter with late middle age against the backdrop of the last days and last works of writers, painters, footballers, musicians, and tennis stars who’ve mattered to him throughout his life, with his latest book The Last Days of Roger Federer: And Other Endings.