Will Self is the author of many novels and books of non-fiction, including Great Apes, The Book of Dave, How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year 2002, The Butt, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2008, Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2012, and Shark. His most recent novel, Phone, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. He lives in south London.
One of Britain's most inspired writers offers a no-holds-barred tale of his fascinating life . . Spectacular. . . From London to Marrakesh to India to Australia and back, Self delivers a hallucinatory, confessional version of his life * Kirkus * Unstoppably entertaining * The Times on Umbrella * Intellectually dazzling and emotionally frazzling * Guardian on Shark * One of the most significant literary works of our century * New Statesman on Phone * Self's writing has the same technicolour velocity, malign comedy... as his best novels * Claire Allfree, Evening Standard * Darkly angelic prose... a joy to read, with the final part in particular recalling David Foster Wallace at his best * Alex Preston, Observer *