Will Self's novel Umbrella ("Regenschirm") was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Image © Michael Wildsmith
Public Reading and Discussion at Grimm-Zentrum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
This event is part of the British Council Literature Seminar 2015, which promotes the UK’s creative ideas and literary achievements and has influenced debate and information on contemporary literature since its inception in 1986.
Will Self was born in London where he began writing fiction and worked as a cartoonist for the New Statesman and City Limits. Nominated in 1993 as one of Granta magazine’s 20 “Best of Young British Novelists 2”, his fiction includes six short story collections. He is also the author of the novels: My Idea of Fun (1993), Great Apes (1997), How the Dead Live (2000), Dorian (2002), a retelling of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale, The Book of Dave (2006) and The Butt (2008). His non-fiction includes Perfidious Man (2000), with photographs by David Gamble, and Sore Sites (2000), a collection of writings about architecture. In addition, he has published two collections of journalism, Junk Mail (1995), and Feeding Frenzy (2001). A book of non-fiction Psychogeography, was published in 2007 and followed by a second collection, Psycho Too (2009). His novel The Butt (2008) which won the 2008 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize was followed by Walking to Hollywood, a mixture of fact, fancy, memoir and invention. His novel Umbrella (2012) was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. His latest novel Shark was published in 2014. Will Self is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines.
30 January 2015
20.00 - 21.30
Auditorium of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 3, 10119 Berlin