Will Self

Author, journalist and broadcaster


Will Self is an English author, journalist and broadcaster. He was born in London and studied at the University of Oxford before becoming a journalist. He is a regular contributor to publications including The Guardian, Harper’s, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. Self currently writes two fortnightly columns for New Statesman, and has previously been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard. He regularly appears on political programmes such as Newsnight and Question Time, and is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4.

Self is also the author of a number of books, including The Book of Dave, Great Apes, and The Butt. His latest novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize