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Will Self

Biography

Will Self

William Woodard "Will" Self (born 26 September 1961) is an English author, journalist and television personality.

Self is the author of nine novels, five collections of shorter fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. His work has been translated into 22 languages, and his novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His fiction is known for being satirical, grotesque, and fantastical, and is predominantly set within London. His subject matter often includes mental illness, illegal drugs and psychiatry.

Self is a regular contributor to publications including Playboy, The Guardian, Harpers, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. He currently writes two fortnightly columns for New Statesman, and over the years he has been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard. His columns for Building Design on the built environment, and for the Independent Magazine on the psychology of place brought him to prominence as a thinker concerned with the politics of urbanity.

Self is a regular contributor on British television, initially as a guest on comic panel shows such as "Have I Got News For You" and "Shooting Stars," but latterly appearing on current affairs programs such as "Newsnight" and "Question Time." He is also a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4.

Books by Will Self

by Will Self - Fiction, Historical , Historical Fiction, Military, World War II Fiction

A week after Nixon ordered American forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong, and the same day that four students are shot dead by the National Guard at Kent State, Dr. Zack Busner has been tricked into an ill-advised LSD trip in a suburb of London. While watching Jaws five years later, Busner realizes the true nature of the events of that day, when a survivor of the USS Indianapolis came face-to-face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Gay.