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17th September 2012

Will Self (1979, PPE) nominated for Booker Prize

Will Self (1979, PPE) has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2012 for his latest novel, Umbrella.

In the book, Mr Self explores mental health in a bleak envisaging of 20th century London. Umbrella follows the encounter between Zack Busner, a maverick psychiatrist, and Audrey Dearth, a former munitions worker sectioned decades earlier and comatose since the end of the First World War. Dearth’s awakening invites Busner to consider the impact of modernity upon the psyche.

The book is available online and in bookstores.

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