Will Self is a highly-acclaimed, award-winning British author, journalist and political commentator. He is the author of ten 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.
Regularly appearing on television, Self initially featured as a guest on comic panel shows such as Have I Got News for You and Shooting Stars, and more recently on current affairs programmes such as the BBC’s Newsnight. He is also a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4 and writes for publications including the Guardian and The New York Times. Self also writes columns for New Statesman, the Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard
Since 2012, Self has been Professor of Contemporary Thought at Brunel University, he appeared live at Pin Drop at The Royal Academy of Arts during Ai Weiwei’s landmark exhibition.
Will has written Civilisation, a new story for Pin Drop’s anthology of original short fiction, A Short Affair, published by Simon & Schuster/Scribner in July 2018.