Will Self is the author of seven novels, six collections of stories and five collections of non-fiction. His most recent novel is The Butt. He writes the Madness of Crowds column for the New Statesman as well as the Real Meals column.

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Society
27 February 2012
Saturday Live is an innocuous enough Radio 4 magazine programme that goes out - duh! - live on Saturday mornings. I...
20 February 2012
Now I know what a susceptor is, I'd like one put inside George Osborne's pants - actually, I wouldn't mind having one...
Society
12 February 2012
I once asked the late J G Ballard if he'd been offered an honour. He told me he had - a KCBE, or something of that...
Society
30 January 2012
...with Prêt-à-Portas
Society
23 January 2012
For those of us not so much bitterly disappointed by the Obama presidency but predictably disillusioned (I knew he'd...
Society
16 January 2012
To Mortlake Cemetery for the funeral of an elderly acquaintance - it was only my second funeral in the past year or so...
07 December 2011
I wonder what the collective term is for a crowd of aesthetes. There must be one, although I've been unable to find it...
Culture
05 December 2011
I meet Francis Kerline for lunch at the Terminus Nord, opposite the Gare du Nord in Paris. Francis, who is himself an...
28 November 2011
Periodically throughout my working day the retro-Bakelite phone in my writing room starts into life with a loud drrring...
Food and Drink
16 November 2011
I've been coming to the small, Devonian port town of Dartmouth for 20 years. When the kids were still in scale with...
14 November 2011
I remember 31 October 2001 well enough. I'd just flown in to Minneapolis and was staying at some spooky chain hotel or...
09 November 2011
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Food and Drink
07 November 2011
The sweet pork with savoury rice (or potatoes) at £3.40 doesn't seem so bad to me, especially when it's perfectly tasty...
31 October 2011
This week, I thought I'd run, piecemeal, through some of the smaller follies I've encountered in the past seven days,...
Food and Drink
24 October 2011
Strada is the cool pizza chain: it's the nouveau riche to Pizza Express's liberal bourgeois, the Campari to Domino's...

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