Will Self describes the importance of J.G. Ballard’s writing in this 7 minute video from The Literature Society’s ‘Alternative Good Friday Sermon Event’.
Metro newspaper has an interview with Will that covers his thoughts on politicians, appearing on Question Time, and why he’s just “a regular family guy”.
There is a 4 minute video interview between Clive James and Will Self on CliveJames.com
Epigram, Bristol University’s Independent Student Newspaper, has a splenetic interview with Will about why the forthcoming London Olympics “suck dogshit through a straw”.
Ranging from 1997 to 2002, the four interviews cover Will’s novels Great Apes and How the Dead Live as well as the short story collection Tough Tough Toys For Tough Tough Boys and the journalism collection Feeding Frenzy. The interviews with Will feature alongside conversations with JG Ballard, Ralph Steadman, Douglas Coupland, Quentin Crisp, Julie Burchill, Catherine Camus (daughter of Albert Camus) and more.
Will Self talks about cycling at a recent Intelligence Squared debate at the Royal Geographical Society, above, and at a Q&A with Geoff Dyer and others, below, where he defends going through red lights, and much more besides.
The brilliant London Perambulator documentary about the “deep topographer” Nick Papadimitriou, and featuring contributions from Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Russell Brand, can now be seen in its entirety here.
Ahead of Will Self’s appearances at the Edinburgh festival this weekend, here’s a preview from edinburgh-festivals.com:
“Will Self crosses Frith Street at a lope, a very tall man with a very small dog. Today, the writer, psychogeographer and urban wanderer has agreed to walk with me across London, from Bar Italia, at the throbbing heart of Soho, to the White Cube gallery, in the now-trendified East End. Maglorian, his Jack Russell, will accompany us.”
To read the rest of the interview, go here.
An interview with Will Self about Walking to Hollywood at the Paris Review here.