Professor of Contemporary Thought
Will Self is the author of nine novels, six collections of short stories, three novellas and six non-fiction works; he is a prolific journalist and a frequent broadcaster. His fiction has won various awards – as has his journalism. His fiction has been translated into over 22 languages, and he contributes to publications in Europe and the US as well as the UK.
Research and Teaching
Will Self’s research mostly takes the form of his own fictional work and literary essay writing.
Will Self writes often on the practise of psychogeography – the relationship between the individual psyche and the built environment – and he teaches a course at Brunel on this subject, the first in the UK. He is currently researching a new course on reading: its history, practise, and the impact on it of digital reading formats.