Will Storr is a novelist and long-form journalist. The Independent have called him a “versatile, imaginative, committed long-form journalist with a populist touch... a talented, ambitious writer.”
Roald Dahl meets William Burroughs and American Psycho...A cruel and disturbing tale about the filth behind fine dining. "Hell's kitchen has a new head chef - Max Mann is one of the most compellingly repulsive villains in recent fiction and I rooted for his whipping-boy turned nemesis, Killian Lone, on every page. This is a pitch-dark, highly original fable about family, ambition and the redemptive power of cooking. By turns enchanting and grotesque, I couldn't tear myself away from it." Erin Kelly
For lovers of Jon Ronson, Adam Buxton and Louis Theroux, a new book that explores why today's heretics just don't believe the facts. Will Storr was in the tropical north of Australia, excavating fossils with a celebrity creationist, when he asked himself a simple question. Why don't facts work? Why, that is, did the obviously intelligent man beside him sincerely believe in Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden and a six-thousand-year-old Earth, in spite of the evidence against them? It was the start of a journey that would lead Storr all over the world - from Texas to Warsaw to the Outer Hebrides - meeting an extraordinary cast of modern heretics whom he tries his best to understand. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past life regression' hypnosis, discusses the looming One World Government with iconic climate sceptic Lord Monckton and investigates the tragic life and death of a woman who believed her parents were high priests in a baby-eating cult. Using a unique mix of highly personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about the world invisibly shape our beliefs, and how the neurological 'hero maker' inside us all can so easily lead to self-deception, toxic partisanship and science denial.