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
16 May 2012
Ask not what your country can do for you – instead, go to yet another chain Italian restaurant and order some...
Lifestyle
09 May 2012
Compulsive hoarding is pretty out there, no? I mean what kind of a weirdo saves all that cardboard and bubble wrap,...
Food and Drink
03 May 2012
It was said of Guy de Maupassant that he ate dinner every evening in the restaurant on the upper deck of the...
Society
26 April 2012
The transvaginal probe is a long, dildo-shaped instrument used to detect foetal heartbeats – or, at least, that...
Food and Drink
19 April 2012
In keeping with the convergence of downtown Los Angeles – as depicted in Blade Runner (1982) – and Britain...
Society
29 March 2012
I consider chicken again - and gladly! At night, in sweat-basted sleep, I slip and slide over chicken-skin terrain,...
Digital
26 March 2012
People say social media are enormously important. Yes they do. Presumably they tweet this sort of thing to one...
Society
12 March 2012
It's often said contemptuously of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, that he has a degree in traffic...
Society
05 March 2012
My old friend the writer and academic David Flusfeder and I arrived early at the Ebury Hotel in Canterbury for a dinner...
Society
27 February 2012
Saturday Live is an innocuous enough Radio 4 magazine programme that goes out - duh! - live on Saturday mornings. I...
20 February 2012
Now I know what a susceptor is, I'd like one put inside George Osborne's pants - actually, I wouldn't mind having one...
Society
12 February 2012
I once asked the late J G Ballard if he'd been offered an honour. He told me he had - a KCBE, or something of that...
Society
30 January 2012
...with Prêt-à-Portas
Society
23 January 2012
For those of us not so much bitterly disappointed by the Obama presidency but predictably disillusioned (I knew he'd...
Society
16 January 2012
To Mortlake Cemetery for the funeral of an elderly acquaintance - it was only my second funeral in the past year or so...

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