Read Will Self’s tribute to the late Oliver Sacks in the Guardian here. You can also read Will’s recent review of Sacks’s autobiography, On the Move: A Life here.
Will Self is the patron of the Architecture Foundation’s Doughnut festival at the University of Greenwich on 5 September, “A day long exploration of London’s rapidly transforming periphery” with Hanif Kureishi.
Read why at the New Statesman here.
Watch Will Self in conversation with Rachel Howard about her exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, Rachel Howard At Sea, which is on until 4 October.
Will Self has contributed an essay to The Future of the Skyscraper, the first volume in the new SOM Thinkers series, conceived by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and published by Metropolis books.
Watch a live stream of Will Self’s lecture discussing the themes of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Royal Opera House tonight at 7.30pm here. For more details, visit their website here.
Amy Fellows, a final-year student in Illustration at Norwich NUA, was inspired by Will Self’s short story iAnna – which was written to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 – to create a set of Russian Dolls looking at “themes of madness, technology and internal incarceration”. Here, she gives a brief description of what the piece is about: More...
BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast Self Orbits CERN, a series of five radio shows which follow Will Self on a 50km walking tour around the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva. You can listen to all five shows on the BBC website.
Will Self presents The Radio 4 Appeal for Shape, a disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people. For further information, visit the Shape website here.
Will is going to be taking part in a Q&A session at the Guardian on Monday 11 August. For more details and to submit a question, go here.