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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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...
30 August 2010
Broadstairs, the Isle of Thanet, a frowsty sort of an evening in early August, with shadows forming within shadows down...
20 August 2010
Did kidult culture spawn kidult restaurants, or was it perhaps the other way round? Certainly, the concentrated...
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...
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...
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....
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...
02 July 2010
To the Musée d'Orsay in Paris for an exhibition entitled "Crime et châtiment", which celebrates (can this be...
Food and Drink
25 June 2010
On Burger King
21 June 2010
I seldom work in libraries, for all the obvious reasons: you can't smoke, eat or drink, while the proximity of many...
Food and Drink
14 June 2010
"We're, like, regulars, aren't we?" I said to the attractively goofy young fellow who takes the role of...
07 June 2010
Peter Ackroyd, in his masterful biography of London, animadverts that the entire city is essentially a performance...