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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21 May 2010
Let's scrap Trident
16 May 2010
A long time ago, when I could still bear to eat in social contexts, I attended a dinner at London Zoo given by the...
06 May 2010
The other day I was walking with a brace of my children up the steep road that approaches Brighton Station from North...
01 May 2010
If the historian Oswald Spengler were alive today, Wimpy is the kind of fast-food joint he'd be eating in. Actually,...
22 April 2010
I don't know Gordon Brown - do you? I don't know Dave Cameron, either, not even remotely. As for Nick Clegg, he's an...
17 April 2010
Even people who know absolutely nothing about British politics of the past two decades still know that Peter Mandelson...
08 April 2010
The other evening I saw Eddie Izzard, the celebrated Jack-and-Jill of all theatrical trades, complete 43 nearly...
29 March 2010
I pitched this column to the New Statesman because I wanted to write about Pret a Manger - or "Pret", as it's...
20 March 2010
The age of criminal responsibility in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is - as has been remarked on many times in...
Food and Drink
15 March 2010
Eats at Nando's
08 March 2010
Charles Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841), to which this column owes its title...
26 February 2010
All-day breakfast
22 February 2010
Conspiracy theories are articles of faith for the masses in an age of unbelief. You will have had the same experience...
22 February 2010
During Lent, those with Christian faith enter a 40-day period of spiritual reflection that recalls Jesus's supposed...
Food and Drink
15 February 2010
One of the most realest meals there is in the so-called developed world is a hotel breakfast. I say this for a simple...