Watch Will Self in conversation with Claire Armitstead, the Guardian’s books editor, at the recent London Book Fair.
Listen to Will Self on the Today programme talking about the work he’s done with the neuroscientist Hugo Spiers studying the role of the hippocampus in orientation. Will also makes an interesting analogy between this process and writing narrative.
For more details about the University College London research, go here.
A recent interview with Will Self in Shortlist magazine, taking in Umbrella, the Booker, the Olympics and more besides.
Will Self discusses a range of issues provoked by his digital essay Kafka’s Wound at thespace.lrb.co.uk with Nicholas Spice and Helen Jeffrey from the London Review of Books, and Dan Franklin, Digital Publisher at Random House.
Is this unique digital essay a proto-form for a new type of deeper engagement with long form content on the web? What can modernism tell us about the digital storm sweeping through our world? How might collaborative digital authorship move forward? What next?
An interview with Will Self, conducted last August, has just been published by Paris Review.
Will Self’s “digital essay” on Kafka has been published in its entirety at the Space website, and includes an hour-long video of his trip to Prague and readings of Kafka’s “A Country Doctor”. For a short explanation of this unique London Review of Books commission, go here or visit thespace.org or @thespacearts for more details.
As the publication of Umbrella on August 16 nears, Will Self talks to the Observer about his new Man Booker-longlisted novel (and, briefly, his next novel, which will be “Jaws without the shark”.)
Will has also written a piece in the FT about what he terms “everythingitis”, which he feels every time he finishes a book, and how he conducts his research. There’s also a long piece here that he wrote for the Guardian Review about modernism and how he got going as a writer.