Paul Dyer

I graduated with a master’s degree in English and Critical Theory from Pepperdine University, Malibu, where I also worked for several years as a Humanities Discussion Leader and a Writing Center Tutor. Then, while pursuing my writing, I worked at a video store that specialized in out-of-print, hard-to-find, art house, and adult films. I’ve even worked for the Catholic church, but that’s another novel.

I like genre fiction, but even here I tend to interject social commentary and critique. I once quipped to a friend that the best novel for me would be a series of Platonic dialogs (relating to contemporary social issues), liberally interspersed with subversive pornography. Without loss of character and story. I’m still fumbling my way toward this literary ideal.

Favourite books

  • The Dictionary of the Khazars, Against the Day, The Unfortunates, The Alexandria Quartet, The Pyramid, The Folding Star, His Dark Materials, Georgette Heyer, Charles Dickens, William Golding

My bookshelf Books I'm backing

The Blackheath Seance Parlour
The Blackheath Seance Parlour

by Alan Williams

The Blackheath Seance Parlour is now out in Waterstones, Smiths, Amazon, Guardian and Times, Launches in the US Oct 1.

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