20 years in solitary confinement

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.

October and November appearances

9 October: Royal Academy, An evening of short stories with Will Self in partnership with Pin Drop.

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.

New events spring and summer 2015

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.