Will has a couple of appearances coming up, first at a Telepoetics event to discuss the theme of “Communications and Phone” at the Dana Research Centre and Library at the Science Museum in London on 27 May, 10times.com/telepoetics-symposium and then at the Idler Festival on 10-12 July.
Will has written about walking to Paris for his latest New European column, which can be read here.
Will’s latest New European column can be found here.
Will Self’s memoir, Will, is published today by Viking. Duncan White in The Daily Telegraph said: “Self writes with the same propulsive prose that he has deployed in his masterful recent trilogy, Umbrella (2012), Shark (2014) and Phone (2017), replete with riffs, puns, recursive loops and characteristic ellipses and italics. Perhaps Will is just another Selfian character, subject to absolute authorial control, the fragmented derangement of his youth woven into an intricate and coherent whole by the mature author.”
From April 2019, talking about Umbrella, Shark and Phone and the writing process.
Will Self’s talk from October 2018 at the Hillingdon Literary Festival, which begins with a reading from a section of his short story “Scale” (from Grey Area). Will discusses the writing of his books Walking to Hollywood and Phone, the importance of the M40 in his fiction, pretending to be British, the Iraq war and a little about his new memoir, Will, which is due to be published in November.