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Umbrella - a book by Self, Will


Umbrella( )
Author: Self, Will
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Grove Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

"A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella.”--James Joyce, Ulysses 1918 Audrey Death--feminist, socialist and munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal--falls ill with encephalitis lethargica as the epidemic rages across Europe, killing a third of its victims and condemning a further third to living death. 1971 Under the curious eyes of psychiatrist Dr. Zack Busner, assumed mental patient Audrey Death lies supine in bed above a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.18 x 5.31 x 0.82 Inches
Book Weight:1.012 Pounds
Author Biography
Self, Will (Author)

William Woodard "Will" Self was born on September 26, 1961. He is a British author, journalist and political commentator. He wrote ten novels, five collections of short fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. His novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His subject matter often includes mental illness, illegal drugs and psychiatry.

Self is a regular contributor to publications including Playboy, The Guardian, Harpers, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. He also writes a column for New Statesman, and over the years he has been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard. His columns for Building Design on the built environment, and for the Independent Magazine on the psychology of place brought him to prominence as a thinker concerned with the politics of urbanism.

Will Self will deliver the closing address at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) 2015.


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