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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Lifestyle
18 October 2010
A weird, piratically themed Cornish pasty takeaway outlet has mounted a sustained assault on English railway terminuses...
Lifestyle
14 October 2010
I listened to Ed Miliband's speech to the Labour party conference while at stool the other day. This was purely...
Lifestyle
04 October 2010
For the Tragus Group, the company that owns the 117 branches of Café Rouge scattered across our green and francophile...
Lifestyle
27 September 2010
From time to time, I succumb to one of the great delusions of the modern world: namely that a gadget or device will...
Lifestyle
20 September 2010
My friend Ian's girlfriend Cindy has opened a Thai restaurant at Tollcross in Edinburgh. There's nothing particularly...
Lifestyle
13 September 2010
A rustling and puckered moment at a convenience store somewhere in the switchback of streets skirting Edinburgh's...
06 September 2010
Established in 1976 - or so their crest proudly claims - the noble house of Aberdeen Angus Steak Houses seems always to...
Ideas
30 August 2010
Broadstairs, the Isle of Thanet, a frowsty sort of an evening in early August, with shadows forming within shadows down...
Lifestyle
20 August 2010
Did kidult culture spawn kidult restaurants, or was it perhaps the other way round? Certainly, the concentrated...
Lifestyle
13 August 2010
Sweets and batteries by the tills - isn't that the way of it? And Good Housekeeping, too. I often find myself queuing...
Culture
06 August 2010
You can't get realer when it comes to meals than chowing down with the Statesman's own laureate of the low life, Nick...
Books
30 July 2010
Stieg Larsson cult
Food and Drink
23 July 2010
My nephew Jack and I are heading south after an unsuccessful attempt to reach the remote Hebridean island of St Kilda....
Newspapers
16 July 2010
I hope you have noticed my forbearance throughout the recent football tourney, resisting the urge to prate upon the...
Food and Drink
12 July 2010
I often have a kebab, though not as often as I might. In my part of the world - and along countless other urban...

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