Brunel Author Series – Will Self

UmbrellaOne of the best things about being on a university campus is being surrounded by some of the most creative, intelligent and interesting minds in the country. One such intellect is the critically acclaimed author, and Brunel’s current Professor of Contemporary Thought, Will Self. If you are not lucky enough to be on one of Professor Self’s modules, but would like to hear him speak, fear not, as the Library can make your wish come true.

On Wednesday 21st May at 6pm Will Self will be in conversation with another esteemed thinker, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Matt Thorne, as part of our Brunel Author Series, where he will be reading from his work and discussing his writing.

Professor Self is the prolific author of nine works of fiction, including the Booker short-listed Umbrella, six collections of non-fiction, three novellas and six short story collections. He is a well-known face on several television programmes such ‘Newsnight’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’, as well as a contributor to many BBC Radio 4 programmes. He is perhaps best known at Brunel for his Psychogeography course, a form of urban geography that employs walking around liminal spaces as a way of exploring the relationship between the environment and the mind.

We will also be joined by the lovely people from Waterstones Uxbridge, who will be selling books on the evening.

The event is free, but ticketed. To avoid disappointment reserve your space here.

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