Will Self’s writing is diverse. Dystopian (The Book of Dave), Stream of Consciousness – think James Joyce’s Ulysses (Umbrella), and satire (Great Apes).
He has won many awards, has been short listed for the Man Booker prize for Umbrella (2012) and the New York Times Notable Book of the Year for his collection of short stories Grey Area ( 1997).
Consider yourself in good company if, like Will Self, you like to use post it slips to keep track of your writing. If, like Will Self, your creativity thrives in a cluttered environment.
Photographer: Eamonn McCabe
Here are two of Self’s quotes on writing:
I write because I feel driven to write. I write from a sense of inner necessity. I don’t write for anything other than that.
The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this, you needn’t apply.
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