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
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...
Food and Drink
15 August 2011
"Mac-Dooonald's, Mac-Dooonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken anna Pizza Hut! Mac-Dooonald's, Mac-Dooonald's, Kentucky...
Culture
08 August 2011
In Edgar Allan Poe's prescient short story "The Man of the Crowd", the narrator tracks an individual through...
Food and Drink
01 August 2011
Here's a dinner for two with 1970s sophistication but modern-day products and prices: to start, a couple of prawn...
Lifestyle
25 July 2011
People are starving to death in eastern Africa - lots of them, and horribly. I awoke this morning to hear on the radio...
Culture
25 July 2011
Aboriginal art
Food and Drink
21 July 2011
I was meeting up with someone I worked with, ooh, getting on for 20 years ago and whom I hadn't seen for pushing 15. I...
Lifestyle
11 July 2011
On Derren Brown
Food and Drink
04 July 2011
Birds Eye sold £7.5m worth of its Traditional Chicken Dinners last accounting year - and as these meals are made in the...
Culture
27 June 2011
What psychologists term the "availability error" is prominent in so many different forms throughout our...
Culture
23 June 2011
There are 55 branches of Yo! Sushi in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so this is clearly a...
Culture
09 June 2011
I make some apology for writing about the Paul chain of French bakeries - some but not much. After all, the first Paul...

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