Will Self

7 Times Question Time's Return Proved The Brexit Debate Is As Rubbish As It Was Last Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

Question Time returned to our screens on Thursday evening after ten long weeks away. Not that you would have noticed though - Twitter screamed “BBC ...

BBC Question Time: Will Self Launches Fierce Attack On Ministers Leading Brexit Talks

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK

Author Will Self has damned the three senior Tory ministers leading the UK’s Brexit talks, arguing: “No wonder the Europeans are laughing at us....

BBC Question Time: Will Self Says Nigel Farage Is A 'Grubby Little Opportunist' To His Face

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK

Author Will Self has dismissed Donald Trump and Nigel Farage as being “great statesmen”, saying instead the pair are “grubby little opportunists...

Satire in 2015: Any Room for Outsiders?

Katy Gregory | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

Freedom of speech, that most elusive subject. Lately it has been a very contentious topic. The murders of Charlie Hebdo journalists, as well as other...

Charlie Hebdo: The Pope's Comments Join a Media Circus at Risk of Legitimising Terrorism

George Gillett | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
George Gillett

Whether it be the Pope or a media commentator - we must avoid capitalising on a terrorist incident to vocalise our opinion on these cartoons and society's attitude towards religious beliefs.

Will Self Talks To Jeremy Paxman On Newsnight About Drug Addiction Following Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

On Monday's Newsnight , author Will Self talked to Jeremy Paxman about heroin addiction in the wake of fresh details about the death of actor Philip S...

Breaking the Kafkaesque Cycle of Addiction

Will Self | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Will Self

You don't need to have suffered from addictive illness (although it undoubtedly helps) to understand that abstinence-based recovery is the only method that really works - in the sense of bringing the individual completely face-to-face with the underlying psychological problems that cause him or her to use drugs and alcohol in the first place. Nor do you need to be an addict (although, once again, in indisputably helps), to know that the current Kafkaesque condition of our prisons is a direct result of addiction treatments that are really nothing of the sort.

Mantel And Self To Go Head-To-Head Again

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home

Hilary Mantel and Will Self will battle it out for another literary prize six months after Mantel beat Self to the Man Booker Prize. The pair are s...

Clear Prose Lover or Sesquipedalian? Or, Can I Love Will Self and George Orwell Simultaneously?

Carl Packman | Posted 24.03.2013 | Home
Carl Packman

We in the UK are often told that GCSE's are too easy and that standards are slipping. Quoted in the Daily Mail, the nerve centre of decent, honest rep...

Hilary Mantel Wins The Booker Prize 2012 With 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Posted 16.10.2012 | Home

Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her novel Bring Up The Bodies, becoming the first British author to win twice. The bookie's fa...

Sam Parker

Booker Prize Award 2012 (LIVE BLOG)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 16.12.2012 | Home


11 Things You Didn't Know About The Booker Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 15.12.2012 | Home

It's the biggest book prize in the British calendar: but how much do you really know about the Booker Prize? Since it was first awarded to P. H. Ne...

Bookies On The Booker: Who's The Favourite?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | Home

Journalist and novelist Will Self is favourite to win the Man Booker Prize tonight. He is shortlisted for the first time for Umbrella, a novel with...

Sam Parker

Booker Prize 2012 Preview: We (Reluctantly) Pick A Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 17.12.2012 | Home

Tomorrow the book world will enjoy it's equivalent of Oscars night or the Grammies: the Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced. The six fin...

Alice E. Vincent

'The Booker? It Means Very Little To Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

Will Self's Booker-shortlisted novel Umbrella will be a trilogy - though not one, he says, that he anticipated. “It’s strange, isn’t it. I h...

Booker Shortlist Announced

Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 has been announced. The six novels in with a chance of winning this year's prize are: Tan Twan Eng - The G...

Weird Writers' Rituals

Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

Writers always get asked the same questions: where do you get your ideas from? How do you find inspiration? LOOK JUST HOW THE HELL DO YOU WRITE A BOOK...

The Art of Wandering: The Writer as Walker by Merlin Coverley (REVIEW)

Declan Tan | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Declan Tan

Coverley has thus far made an intriguing career from his brand of esoteric primers, on interconnected subjects ranging from Psychogeography to Occult London, and with his latest, The Art of Wandering: The Writer as Walker, he re-introduces readers to a seemingly ancient tradition. Serving as a brief history of this storied connection between great, even classic, literature and the epic bouts of pedestrianism which bore them, Coverley inspires in his readers - who it must be presumed are largely made up of either walkers or writers (or both) - a peculiar kind of brotherhood.

Will Self Writes On 'The Most Powerful Of Household Gods'

Posted 28.09.2012 | Home

To mark the release of the Vauxhall Ampera, a new electric car, the company have released a book called We're Electric, a collection of essays and art...

Booker Prize 2012 Longlist Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

The Man Booker Prize longlist for 2012 has been announced, and we're already excited. It's great to see some old favourites in there (hello, Will S...

Will Self Saves Children After Roof Collapses

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

Writer Will Self is lucky to be alive after the roof of his house collapsed "with a tremendous roar while he was inside with his family. The journa...

The Rapprochement Between Pop Music and High Culture

Tanjil Rashid | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Tanjil Rashid

"Pop and thought don't go together," a BBC controller once said, resisting the introduction of pop music to his schedules. That battle was won a long time ago, but the sentiment behind it lingers still; pop music lacks the esteem accorded to other art.

The Pasty Tax and Arses: How They Compare

Rachel Wilson-Couch | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wilson-Couch

The argument against pasties being taxed is that they are baked goods, like bread, intended to be eaten when cool. To add further insult, the tax will hit both bakeries and supermarkets alike, with no concessions to the smaller chains over the commercial beasts already sucking so much out of our high streets.

15 New Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2012

Posted 11.01.2012 | Home

As we picked the 15 new books we're most looking forward to getting our hands on in 2012, it occurred to us that this year may well be the year of th...

Encounters International Film Festival

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

It does feel to me that despite recession, austerity, and depression taking up the slack, there is a sense of confidence and urgency within the global filmmaking community to explore ideas through short filmmaking and to communicate their visions.