Will Self

A unique and controversial figure in British fiction, Will Self is a novelist, short story writer and cultural and political commentator. After a stint as a stand-up comedian and cartoonist for the New Statesman, Self penned The Quantity Theory of Insanity, a collection of short stories which brought him instant acclaim and notoriety in the literary world. Throughout his career Self has proved a divisive author for critics, and his florid style and shocking choices of subject matter have certainly marked him out as a distinctive voice. A Cock and Bull Story, a volume comprising two novellas published in 1992, explored themes of sexual violence, whilst 2002’s Dorian was a drug fuelled reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray transposed to 1980s Soho. More recent publications include the ‘modernist’ trilogy of Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Shark and Phone.

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From one of the most unusual and distinctive writers working today, dubbed 'the most daring and delightful novelist of his generation' by the Guardian, Will Self's Why Read is a cornucopia of thoughtful and brilliantly witty essays on writing and literature.
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Novels by Will Self

Cock and Bull
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My Idea of Fun
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The Sweet Smell of Psychosis
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Great Apes
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How the Dead Live
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Dorian
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The Butt
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Walking to Hollywood
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Umbrella
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Shark
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Phone
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The Book of Dave
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Short Stories by Will Self

Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe
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Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys
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The Quantity Theory of Insanity
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Liver
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Grey Area
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Other Books by Will Self

Feeding Frenzy
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Nicola Hicks: Keep Dark
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Psychogeography
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Will
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Psycho Too
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Why Read
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