Will Self joined us from the office of his London publisher, Bloomsbury, to talk about his challenging new novel "Umbrella." It was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.
Just released in the U.S. by Grove/Atlantic, "Umbrella" is told in stream-of-consciousness form, following in the footsteps of high modernists such as Virginia Woolf and
Self answers this and other questions, and tells us a little more about his book, which follows the internal thoughts of a young woman in pre-
Self also tells us that he believes American readers are more flexible and adventurous than those in England, where he likes to go in London and about his work as a journalist, which includes writing about eating in fast food restaurants.