On Thursday, January 17 at 7pm, Will is going to be at Waterstone’s Gower Street branch in central London (82 Gower St, WC1E 6EQ, www.waterstones.com) in conversation with the psychologist Oliver James, whose new book, The Selfish Capitalist, looks further into the origins of what he terms Affluenza — “an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses, that makes us twice as prone to depression, anxiety and addictions than people in other developed nations”. The paperback of Affluenza is also published. James will be giving a seminar first, “Making the rich richer and the rest of us mentally ill — the legacy of modern governments”. Tickets are available instore for £5 or you can call 020-7636 1577.
This Saturday’s Guardian newspaper family section (July 14) will have a piece written by Will and his son Lex where they exchange passions: Will takes Lex walking on the Isle of Jura, while Lex takes Will along to the West Indies v England Twenty20 cricket at the Oval.
Will is due to discuss The Book of Dave with John Mullan, professor of English at University College London, on June 14 at the Guardian Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1. Doors open at 6.30pm and entry costs £8. To book a ticket call 020 7886 9281 or email email@example.com
Will is due to attend the Flip literary festival in Brazil in July and will also be at the Edinburgh Festival, which runs from August 10 to September 2.
Will is going to be talking to Philip Hensher on Tuesday February 27 at the Parker Moot Room, Amory Building, University of Exeter from 7pm to 8.30pm, £8/£4 concessions, 01392 667080.
Will has recorded an interview for Newsnight, which is scheduled to be aired on BBC2 Thursday June 1. You can still watch it here.
There’s an interview with Will in the May edition of Esquire (who describe The Book of Dave as ‘his most imaginative, most dazzling and most moving book yet’). There will also be a piece by Will in the July issue of GQ, and a short story of Will’s is going to run in the July edition of Harpers Bazaar.