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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25 July 2012
Will Self on our capital city.
Consumer Tech
19 July 2012
All hail the svelte tormentor!
11 July 2012
Happy birthday to the hegemon! I’m sitting with Tony Lacey, my long-time publisher at Penguin – who was...
04 July 2012
Sitting in the chair at Smile, the fashionable King’s Road salon where I have had my hair sculpted by Keith...
Food and Drink
27 June 2012
I haven’t eaten a real meal in the past ten days – if by “real” is implied a repast the...
20 June 2012
The etymological wizardry of our drugs.
Food and Drink
13 June 2012
The joint is called “Mariners” – which is fair enough: somewhere has to be – but there’s...
06 June 2012
I am distressed to see that the hateful expression “builder’s tea” doesn’t have an entry in...
30 May 2012
I emailed my friend Zee who is half German, half Pakistani, but was raised in Britain and now lives in Cologne. “...
23 May 2012
Next they’ll call me “British"
16 May 2012
Ask not what your country can do for you – instead, go to yet another chain Italian restaurant and order some...
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...
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...