A brief interview – starting around the 22nd minute – with Will Self about psychogeography on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House yesterday.
De La Warr Pavilion
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.
Will Self and Ralph Steadman in Hove
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.)
Daunt Books, Chelsea
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.
Steve Wright in the Afternoon interview
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 and Ralph Steadman on the Today programme
Book Now event at Richmond
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.
Will Self: My Other Life
“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.
Will Self and Ralph Steadman at the Roundhouse
Will Self and Ralph Steadman will be at the Studio Theatre, the Roundhouse, Camden on November 10 at 7.30pm to talk about their second collection of Psychogeography columns in the Independent, Psycho Too (here’s a brief review from Publishers Weekly), which is dedicated to the memory of JG Ballard.