The Writing Lives Series

Mark Mazower in a Conversation with Will Self

Monday, October 28, 2013  6:15pm East Gallery, Buell Hall


Heyman Center for the Humanities

Will Self, author of many outstanding novels, including most recently, Umbrella (Grove Press, 2013) will appear in conversation with historian and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Mark Mazower. Their discussion will explore the diverse ways novelists and historians approach the problem of modern organized violence, its collective social expressions, and its impact upon the individual, and will be interspersed with readings from Will Self's new work.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.


  • Will Self


  • Mark Mazower

    Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

    Department of History
    Columbia University


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