“Sitting at a bar, dabbling with a digital map on his phone, the man is approached by another. He ignores him but later discovers the stranger is connected to this phone map. Connected in a disturbing way …” Listen to Will reading his short story at the Radio 4 website here (available for 19 days).
Listen to Will Self reading his short story “The North London Book of the Dead” on Radio 4 here until 9 May. It was first broadcast in 1995.
Listen to Will Self reading from Umbrella and being interviewed in this Bookslam podcast (respectively at the 29min and 9min 30sec mark).
Listen to a sample of Will Self reading the Roald Dahl short story “The Great Automatic Grammatizator” here, from a new audio collection of Dahl’s stories, Someone Like You, published by Penguin, which also includes readings by Stephen Mangan, Richard Griffiths, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig and many others.
Fun interview between Will Self and David Tennant in the Evening Standard about Will’s short story The Minor Character, which has been turned into a short film on Sky Arts, and which stars David Tennant as “Will”, 12 April, 9pm on Sky Arts 1 (sky.com/arts).
Will Self has contributed a very short story, The Death Of A Government Inspector, to the English National Opera’s new search for global talent called Mini Operas. Everyone is invited to listen to stories by Will, A.L. Kennedy and Neil Gaiman and then write a 5 – 7 minute script for an opera based on the story. You can read the full details of the Mini Operas competition on the official site.
The unabridged recording of The Book of Dave – all 18 hours and 15 minutes of it – that Will Self recorded last Autumn has been released by Whole Story Audio Books for £30.62. Details here.
Listen to Will Self and Martin Amis (and others) talking about putting themselves in their fiction from the Guardian Books podcast here.