Will Self is one of the contributors to the BBC documentary Heroin, in which Professor Andrew Hussey explores the effect of the drug on the creative output of those who have been heavily involved in using heroin, and before it, opium. You can listen to it here.
In largeheartedboy.com’s Book Notes series, Will Self has created – and discusses – a music playlist that relates to his most recently published book, Umbrella, from the Kinks’ “Ape Man” to “Don’t Let it Die” by Hurricane Smith.
A long, wide-ranging interview with Will Self in the White Review.
Listen to Will Self talking to The Voice of Russia about his favourite film, Solaris, and its director, Andrei Tarkovsky.
Listen to Will Self on the Today programme (at the 1hr 50min mark) talking about the current plight of Edward Snowden, presently in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, with the sociologist Saskia Sassen, who has some fascinating things to say about the concept of the High Seas as it relates to zones where national laws do not apply.
An interview with i-D ahead of one of Will’s recent Bookslam appearances, talking about music.
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.