Will Self is going to be giving a lecture at Brunel University London on March 16 at 5.30pm on the relationship between isolation and the novel. Could it be, he wonders, that the novel is the defining art form of the singular and unitary consciousness as self-conceived? If so, in a world in which we’re always connected, will there be enough isolation to provide its psychic substratum? Tickets are free but you will need to register here.
14 October: In conversation with Bruce Robinson – Looking for Jack the Ripper, Guardian Live event, St Leonards Shoreditch Church, 7pm.
16 October: Hillingdon literary festival, 6pm. An evening with Will Self.
23 October: An audience with Will Self, Great Hall, Blackheath Halls, 8pm.
4 November: Will Self in conversation with Max Saunders, 6.30pm, King’s College London. Free but booking required.
10 November: LRB bookshop, 7pm. Nicotine: Gregor Hens in conversation with Will Self.
Will Self is the patron of the Architecture Foundation’s Doughnut festival at the University of Greenwich on 5 September, “A day long exploration of London’s rapidly transforming periphery” with Hanif Kureishi.
Will Self will be attending three events at the Melbourne writers festival at the end of this month (28-30 August), on the death of the novel, the politics and pleasures of walking and the closing night address.
Will is also going to be taking part in this ABC book club recording at their studios in Melbourne with Jon Ronson on August 28 at 6.30pm.
29 April: Magna Carta and Commemoration with Will Self, 7pm, United Reform Church, High Street, Egham.
1 May: An Audience with Will Self, 6pm, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton.
19 May: Defeating cancer: reasons to be hopeful, panel discussion, 6.30pm, Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.
20 May: The Philosophy of Particle Physics, Bradford literature festival, Midland hotel, 7.30pm, £8.
2 June: Trois variations de traduction sur un texte inédit, Hôtel de Massa, 38 rue du Fbg-St-Jacques, 75014, Paris, 7.30pm.
7 June: Stoke Newington literary festival, 4pm, town hall, £10.
See Will Self in conversation with Owen Hatherley on the third floor of the library at Brunel University at 5pm. on Tuesday. They will be discussing how British ideas of class have changed over the past 20 years, as well as how this has been registered in the built environment. The event is free and open to the public. For further details, go here.
There are still some tickets left to see Will reading from his new novel, Shark, at The Idler Academy, 81 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH on Thursday 6 November, from 7pm. For more details, visit the Idler here.