Writers: Will Self

An online guide to the life and work of Will Self

I have a healthy appetite for solitude. If you don't, you have no business being a writer.
Will Self


Ten Rules for Writing Fiction
Will Self's Tips for Reading Aloud
Will Self on Literature and Visual Arts
Daily Routines of Writers and Philosophers
Will Self: Free Book Excerpts
Mortality in Will Self's Fiction
Review: Will Self, Walking to Hollywood
Will Self: 9/11 short story
The Independent's Paperback of the Year: Will Self, Walking to Hollywood
Will Self interviewed in The Paris Review
Clive James interviews Will Self
Will Self on Umbrella
Will Self reads from Umbrella
Invocations of Modernism: Q&A with Will Self
Will Self on Reading in the 21st Century


Will Self at the Freud Museum, London
'Human, All Too Human': BBC's Nietzsche Documentary

Self on Writers

Will Self, Kafka's Wound: A Digital Literary Essay
Will Self: Debating the Digital Essay
Will Self and Others on W. G. Sebald
Will Self on Sebald and the Holocaust
Will Self on Ballard and Academia
John Gray and Will Self on J. G. Ballard
Will Self, 'My hero: J. G. Ballard'
Will Self pays tribute to J. G. Ballard
Will Self on the influence of J. G. Ballard
Will Self on Burroughs and Junky
Will Self: Modernism and Me
Will Self on Nick Papadimitriou


Five Minutes With... Will Self
Will Self on Facebook and Youtube
Will Self on Digital Distractions
My other life: Will Self
Will Self, Walking to Hollywood
Sweet Smell of Psychosis: Will Self, Walking to Hollywood
Browsing the J. G. Ballard Archives
Will Self: Walking out of London
Will Self on Himself
Will Self: Using a Typewriter

Film and Television

Will Self Interview: In Confidence
Will Self on Werner Herzog
Will Self Interviews David Lynch
Documentary: London Perambulator (2009)
Will Self, Obsessed with Walking


Will Self on Bob Dylan
Will Self on the Symphony and the Novel


Will Self Art Installation
Will Self Paperbacks get a new look
London Unfurled iPad app

Academic Conferences

Will Self and the Art of Contemporary: University of Roehampton, 2012