Tag Archives: Will Self


The Booker-shortlisted author of Umbrella writes his most American novel yet—a brilliant portrait of a 1950s housewife, based on the life of the author’s…

Why Read

From the Booker-shortlisted author of Umbrella, a world-girdling collection of writings inspired by a life lived in and for literature


From “Britain’s reigning poet of the night” (Boston Globe), a long-awaited memoir of the artist as a young addict

The Book of Dave

Available from Grove for the first time, Will Self’s much-celebrated novel, dubbed by Sam Lipsyte “his satiric masterpiece . . . gripping, funny, and…


“Will Self’s brilliant new novel is an epic anti-tweet . . . the third part of a defiant, self-consciously modernist trilogy. . . staggeringly ambitious, frighteningly intelligent, ludicrous, and brilliant. . . .” —Daily Telegraph (UK)…

Walking to Hollywood

“Self’s ultimate vision . . . is described in dazzling bursts of verbal pyrotechnics. . . . The language here is as rich as Vladimir Nabokov’s, the rage as deep as Jonathan Swift’s.” —Barbara Fisher, The Boston Globe…


A history of the entire twentieth-century’s technological searchlight refracted through the dark glass of a long-term mental institution.