Join ‘the most daring and delightful novelist of his generation’ (The Guardian) for a brilliantly witty journey through a life in writing and literature.
Will Self is ‘a goat among the sheep of contemporary English fiction’ (New York Review of Books). Equally adept at comic grotesquery and modernist stream of consciousness, pathos and provocation, he is a modern-day flaneur with an inimitable eye and a caustic wit rarely seen in the world of English letters.
Now he returns to How To Academy to take us through a life of writing. In conversation with critic Matthew Beaumont, he will take on misadventures from the irradiated exclusion zone of Chernobyl to the Australian outback, share his insights into literary forms past and future, and take aim at titans of literature like Woolf, Kafka, Orwell, and Conrad.
When did bookshelves invade the home? How, what, and why should we read in an ever-changing world? How does a man named ‘Will Self’ Google his own name in a world lived online?
Hear the answers to all these questions and more from one of our greatest living writers.