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
17 March 2011
Since I have the gall to pontificate fortnightly on the places where people actually eat, it seems only meet that I...
Society
11 March 2011
A large part of mass human behaviour is dictated by our gullibility; by which I mean not just a simple compound of...
Lifestyle
03 March 2011
I'm more loyal to Caffè Nero than I am to any other institution. I care more for the Sicilian lemon cheesecake it...
Ideas
24 February 2011
It's been a fantastic three months for those of us gripped by the dynamics of crowds. First, we had student...
Books
17 February 2011
"I feel it in my fingers/I feel it in my toes/Love is all around me/And so the feeling grows . . ." So have...
Culture
10 February 2011
This time last year, I was in Berlin. One evening, strolling towards Unter den Linden after a concert at the...
Culture
03 February 2011
I was sitting on the Tube the other day, with one eye scanning the faces of my fellow passengers - each so stamped with...
Lifestyle
27 January 2011
A new year and a new hamburger - for is the hamburger not elemental? Is it not like the two hemispheres of the earth,...
Culture
13 January 2011
There used to be a pie and mash shop around the corner from me, but it's long gone. I don't know the exact figures, but...
Culture
29 December 2010
There are many waymarkers along the winding trail of a man's life, but few can be quite so dismal, so minatory, so like...
Culture
15 December 2010
Within a Budding Grove, with its hint at the similitude of erectile clitoral tissue and burgeoning plant life, is the...
Culture
09 December 2010
One thing Ed "Claymation" Miliband won't do in his search for a "narrative" to unite the Labour...
Lifestyle
11 November 2010
My aunt Phoebe - bless her - is obsessed by sell-by dates. I say "bless her", but really it is infuriating to...
Lifestyle
04 November 2010
My wife told me recently that "panini" is a malapropism, being the plural rather than the singular. Think...
Culture
28 October 2010
Arguably a crowd comprising 59 men (and, perhaps, the odd - very odd - woman), between them carrying 109 guns, is about...

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