Self & I

My essay Self & I is published in Five Dials, and can be read for free here. It’s a memoir covering some of my time as Will Self’s live-in amaneunsis in the 1990s. It was originally written to be read aloud at the Port Eliot festival and so it is a fleet and comic approach to the period, modelled on Withnail & I. Everything included in it is – to the best of my recollection – true. I’ve written a few more chapters and may revisit this time again for a slim volume.

matthew de abaitua with air rifle in suffolk

Matthew De Abaitua with Will Self’s gun in the garden of 1 Hall Cottages.

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