Phone - Will Self

Tuesday 16 May
Norwich Playhouse
7.30 - 9pm (inc. interval)

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Will Self is a man who needs little introduction; a novelist, short-story writer, columnist, TV performer and media personality with real intellectual clout and a savage sense of humour. From branding Nigel Farage a ‘grubby little man’ on BBC’s Question Time, to criticising the ‘fetishisation’ of freedom of speech, his controversial views often inspire vigorous debate. Phone is the third in a trilogy which examines the influence of 20th century technologies on human existence. Join him in conversation and get your hands on an early copy of the book, ahead of its official publication on 1 June. Purchase copies will be available.

‘You can rely on the novelist Will Self to combine entertainment, experimentation and provocation in equal measure’ - The Guardian

‘An exciting, mesmerizing, wonderfully disturbing book. Go with it and it will suck you under’ - Daily Telegraph on Shark

About Will Self

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, and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2012. He lives in south London. Website

Guardian Live: How to write a London novel (Guardian, May 2016)

Will Self: Are humans evolving beyond the need to tell stories? (Guardian, Nov 2016)

My Writing Day - Will Self: ‘I write first thing, when I can suspend disbelief in the act of making things up’ (Guardian, June 2016)

Will Self: Is New Tech Messing With Our Heads? (BBC Arts – Video, December 2016)

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