Listen to Will talking for about half an hour on Afternoon Edition (available for 28 days) on BBC Radio 5 live here at the 1hr 11 minute mark, taking in the “muted” general election, autism, how the smartphone has changed us and finishing his trilogy of modernist novels with Phone in which “a new technology is visited upon us and a new conflict ensues and what ensues from that … is a new form of mental illness”. He also reveals that he’ll be recording an audiobook of Phone and that his next book will be a memoir.
Will Self and Hanif Kureishi discuss London’s suburban consciousness at the Doughnut festival 2015 from September.
To buy a copy of Gregor Hens’s book Nicotine, go here.
All five episodes of Will Self’s 600 mile trip on the trail of physicist James Clerk Maxwell are now available to listen to on the Radio 4 website here.
A great short interview with Will Self about London on Robert Elms’s radio show from September last year.
The Criminal Alphabet by Noel Smith is published by Penguin.