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Showing on Wed 13 May

Lincoln Book Festival – Will Self


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Will Self will be talking about his writing career and his brutally honest new memoir in one of the highlight events of Lincoln Book Festival 2020.

Will Self is the author of many novels and books of nonfiction, including Great Apes; How the Dead Live, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year; The Butt, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction; Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Shark; and Phone.

His new book, Will (Viking, 2019) is a funny, candid memoir about his own drug addiction in the 1980s. The Spectator called it “a masterpiece of black humour… A kind of inverse of Brideshead Revisited”. The Observer described its “Darkly angelic prose… A joy to read”.

He will be in conversation with Dr Guy Mankowski of the University of Lincoln on the power of memoir.

See the rest of the Lincoln Book Festival 2020 programme


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Wednesday 13 May 2020

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Full Price £15.00
Student £10.00

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