Nineteen authors, including Will Self, Billy Childish, Bill Drummond and Beth Orton, were asked to write on the subject of addiction, obsession and compulsion by The Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust. All proceeds from the sale of the resulting publication, Nineteen Raptures, will go to the charity, which offers drug and alcohol treatment services to prisoners in UK jails. Self’s contribution is called The Triangle of Self Obsession.
On 11 November, Self will read selected texts from 7.30pm, at the Rochelle School and Club Row (Club Row entrance), Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES. For further details go here. Admission is £35 in advance, £40 on the door, and includes a £22 copy of the publication.