A brief interview – starting around the 22nd minute – with Will Self about psychogeography on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House yesterday.
Will Self is going to be giving a reading at the De La Warr Pavilion on Thursday April 22 at 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Tickets are free. For further details, visit their website.
On Tuesday December 15 at 6.30pm, Self and Steadman will be talking about their second collection of Psychogeography columns, Psycho Too, at the Old Market in Hove. Tickets cost £6 – for details, visit their website here. (Don’t be put off by the blurb that relates to the first collection – they’ll be talking about the latest one.)
Will Self is going to be talking about Psycho Too at Daunt Books in Chelsea on Thursday December 10 at 7pm. For further details, visit the Daunt Books website.
To listen to Will Self talking to Steve Wright about Psycho Too, visit the BBC’s iplayer. It’s at the 2hr 32min mark and lasts for five minutes or so (available until Tuesday December 8).
From Adam & Eve Projects: “Will Self shuns Dubai’s manic road system in favour of navigating his way across the desert on foot. Will’s destination is the opulent desert oasis, Bab Al Shams Resort where he photographs and writes about his slightly alien adventure.”
Will Self introduces his “brilliant Psycho Too, a meditation on the vexed relationship of psyche and place in a globalised world. It brings together a second helping of the very best words and pictures from Psychogeography – the columns Self contributed to the Independent for half a decade; accompanied by Ralph Steadman’s edgy, and dazzling artwork” at Book Now – Richmond upon Thames’ annual literature festival, Clarendon Hall, York House, November 24, 7.30pm, £10 (£8.50 concession) – £5 of ticket redeemable against book price.
“I thought I might be an academic. I read PPE at Oxford and was very interested in Marx, Wittgenstein, Habermas – theories of knowledge and praxis. I applied to do an MPhil, but unfortunately I was busted for drugs before I sat my finals and went into something of a tailspin … ”
To read the rest of My Other Life: Will Self, visit the Guardian website here.