Will Self gives a lecture entitled ‘The Last Trump: Fiction in the Age of Uncertainty’ at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. The lecture was hosted by the University College Dublin Clinton Institute for American Studies.
Will Self is an English journalist, novelist, political commentator and satirist, and television personality.
His fiction is highly political and satirical, as well as being dystopian and grotesque and draws upon subject matter such as drug abuse and mental illness.
Prominent as an outspoken public intellectual, Self is also a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times and the New Statesman and has also been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard.
His 2012 novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker fiction prize.
In 2012, he was appointed professor of Contemporary Thought at Brunel University.
The Royal Irish Academy is an all-Ireland academic body that promotes study and distinction in sciences, humanities and social sciences. It was founded in 1785.