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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Books
08 January 2007
One day in the early 1980s, the public-affairs office of the FBI asked Agent Robert Ressler to take a researching...
Culture
30 October 2006
What a seductive price £19.99 is. If this book were £20, I wouldn't advise anyone to buy it (although it is a very fine...
Lifestyle
10 July 2006
Heading out from Gatwick to Ireland through security, I am struck by the large numbers of forks that have been dumped...
Politics
27 March 2006
The day before the deputy editor of this magazine asked me to write this piece, I coincidentally ran into Bruce Kent,...
Books
31 May 2004
I'm cool about global warming. I don't doubt that it's going to happen and I confidently expect that the forecasts of...
05 January 2004
A 6am start to get the plane to Edinburgh. I've never flown from London's City Airport, and even at this hour, with...
Politics
22 September 2003
In his introductory remarks to this exercise in sustained rage, Nick Cohen writes: "As a believer in the basics of news...
Law
07 July 2003
I wonder what Lewis Mumford, the great doyen of urban studies, would have made of the Oscar Niemeyer pavilion currently...
Books
16 June 2003
The Thames tends to be dismissed by Londoners of all stripes. I well remember taking my children on one of the big...
Music and Performance
03 March 2003
Massive Attack, or even massiveattack, for the very name is a semantic compound synthesised from two equally stressed...
Books
06 January 2003
I regret reading this book, and were I not quite certain that I'll forget the bulk of its content within the next few...
Books
04 November 2002
I feel my grandfather would have appreciated this book. Albert Henry Self was the son of the conductor on the Number 11...
Books
30 September 2002
What is Iain Sinclair up to? Or, put more pertinently, what is he on? He is at an age when, with any justice, he should...
Books
15 July 2002
Now - in 2002 - comes a cultural history of the 1990s. Quite rightly, it is written by Michael Bracewell, whose tensely...

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