Two short interviews and one longer one

There’s a short interview with Will Self in the Big Issue Scotland here, and an interview with Book Buzz in the States here around the publication of Psychogeography, which we overlooked at the time.

And a longer one too is available to listen to – Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place at the Los Angeles Public Library – here.

The Verb: Walking to the World

Another chance to listen to Will Self on The Verb talking about his walk from JG Ballard’s house in Shepperton to Heathrow and then his two-day trek from the airport in Dubai to The World resort. He also gives a short reading. The essay will feature as the introduction to his second collection of Psychogeography columns to be published in November by Bloomsbury.


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Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very best of their “Psychogeography” columns for the “Independent”. The introduction, ‘Walking to New York’, is both a prelude to the verbal and visual essays that make up this extraordinary collaboration, and a revealing exploration of the split in Self’s Jewish American British psyche and its relationship to the political geography of the post 9/11 world. Ranging from the Scottish Highlands to Istanbul and from Morocco to Ohio, Will Self’s engaging and disturbing vision is perfectly counter pointed by Ralph Steadman’s edgy and beautiful artwork.