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Will Self: ‘Busner is like my Dad’

Duration: 02:17

Author Will Self on the special relationship he has with his recurring shrink character Dr Zack Busner. Busner appears again in Self’s new novel, the 2012 Booker Prize-shortlisted Umbrella. In Umbrella, Self uses stream of consciousness prose, defying the conventional structure of a novel and explores the idea of mental illness in an attempt to answer the question What is madness?

Available since: Mon 17 Sep 2012

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Open Book Will Self on his Booker-shortlisted novel Umbrella

Will Self discusses his Booker-shortlisted novel Umbrella with Mariella Frostrup.

First broadcast: 16 Sep 2012

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