Another chance to listen to Will Self on The Verb talking about his walk from JG Ballard’s house in Shepperton to Heathrow and then his two-day trek from the airport in Dubai to The World resort. He also gives a short reading. The essay will feature as the introduction to his second collection of Psychogeography columns to be published in November by Bloomsbury.
Interview with Will Self in his Edinburgh hotel room, available on the BBC iplayer, under the rubric of “literary comedians”, about The Book of Dave. It’s an 11-minute segment, starting at 4hrs 28mins.
Will Self is one of the guests on Clive Anderson’s Chat Room, tonight on Radio 2 at 10pm.
Will Self is going to be on the Radio 4 panel show on Monday April 26 at 6.30pm.
There’ll be another chance to listen to Will Self’s Free Thinking 2008 lecture on the subject of how the mind is portrayed in fiction, tonight on Night Waves, Radio 3, 9.15pm.
“Self argues that the way the mind is portrayed in novels is preposterous. Why are we so resistant to attempts to represent the mind as we really experience it, in all its terror, exhilaration and confusion? Are many of our finest novels designed to reassure us that we are ‘normal’?”
A short audio clip of Will Self talking with Professor David Penny about the rights, or otherwise, of great apes on the BBC.
Listen to Will Self talking on Radio 4 about texting and textspeak.