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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Food and Drink
16 November 2011
I've been coming to the small, Devonian port town of Dartmouth for 20 years. When the kids were still in scale with...
14 November 2011
I remember 31 October 2001 well enough. I'd just flown in to Minneapolis and was staying at some spooky chain hotel or...
09 November 2011
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Food and Drink
07 November 2011
The sweet pork with savoury rice (or potatoes) at £3.40 doesn't seem so bad to me, especially when it's perfectly tasty...
31 October 2011
This week, I thought I'd run, piecemeal, through some of the smaller follies I've encountered in the past seven days,...
Food and Drink
24 October 2011
Strada is the cool pizza chain: it's the nouveau riche to Pizza Express's liberal bourgeois, the Campari to Domino's...
17 October 2011
Often, when I'm sitting on the bus or on a bench in the local park, a young woman will approach me and reach her hand...
Culture
10 October 2011
My wife, who has had cause to spend some time in hospital over the past year, observes that if patients were told on...
Society
03 October 2011
There was an unfortunate episode this morning as I was on my way back from the school run. Walking from the bus stop, I...
Ideas
26 September 2011
Y'know, me don' see dat David Starkey much down 'ere on me manor, seen, tho' wevver it am because he...
Lifestyle
14 September 2011
At Motherwell Station, there is a reception committee awaiting me - or is it some sort of posse, with me in the Butch...
Food and Drink
12 September 2011
There is a deep, almost primordial satisfaction to be gained from eating at a hatch. By this, I don't mean being served...
World Affairs
05 September 2011
I was sitting on the Tube with my six-year-old son. I'd bought him a bag of crisps and he was munching them while I...
Food and Drink
29 August 2011
After the unprecedented disorders of early August - a rending of the fabric of civility on a par with the sacking of...
22 August 2011
In his superb memoir Jackdaw Cake, the late Norman Lewis told the story of his upbringing in uttermost north London in...

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