Will Storr is an award-winning writer and journalist and a popular speaker on the science of storytelling.
Author of six critically acclaimed books, including the novel The Hunger and The Howling of Killian Lone, Will’s journalism has appeared in titles including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times.
His prizes include a National Press Club award for excellence and the AFM award for Best Investigative Journalism. His work on sexual violence against men earned the Amnesty International Award and a One World Press Award. Will has also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series.
He’s an in-demand ghostwriter whose books have sold millions of copies and spent months at the top of The Sunday Times bestseller chart.
His books include –
Selfie: How the West Became Self Obsessed
The Heretics – Adventures with the Enemies of Science
The Hunger & the Howling of Killian Lone
Will Storr vs the Supernatural
And of course the “Science of Storytelling”. In this incisive, thought-provoking book, award-winning writer Will demonstrates how master storytellers manipulate and compel us.
Applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths and archetypes, he shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories – and make sense of our chaotic modern world.
Will regularly teaches popular storytelling classes in London and has been invited to present his Science of Storytelling workshop all over the world, from Bangkok to Istanbul to the European Parliament.
His Science of Storytelling for Business speeches take an evidence-based approach to storytelling, using the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience to explain the power and practise of storytelling for those who seek to influence, persuade and motivate. Whether you’re a business leader, a marketeer, a communicator or working for an NGO or think thank, the talk will show you how storytellingskills can transform the way you communicate and lead to rapid results.Delegates will learn why and how the human brain is wired to understand our lives as stories, and how these stories serve to motivate us and help us connect with others. These simple understandings can transform the way you promote and communicate yourself and your business.
Delegates will learn why and how the human brain is wired to understand our lives as stories, and how these stories serve to motivate us and help us connect with others. These simple understandings can transform the way you promote and communicate yourself and your business.
The Science of Storytelling can also be presented as a course. Will has presented it at a wide range of organisations including Expedia, Zoopla, Wunderman Thompson, Publicis Sapient, TNS BMRB and the EU Parliament
Will also delivers a talk around his book In this talk based on his widely critically acclaimed book Selfie (‘Electrifying’, The Financial Times; ‘Approaching genius’, The Sunday Times), Will tells the story of how the West became self-obsessed. From Ancient Greece to Thatcher’s neoliberal revolution, so today’s world of celebrity and social media, he tells how our modern hyper-competitive world is making us more perfectionistic, and explores the effects this is having on our mental wellbeing.
FEEDBACK ON SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING
The best book on the craft of storytelling I’ve ever read’
‘Easily the best book I’ve read this year’
‘Reading this book feels like cheating. It gives you an unfair advantage over other writers’
‘A brilliant, accessible and very human book not just for writers but for anyone interested in how the mind works – not least their own. A stupendous achievement’
‘If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book’
‘A hugely compelling reading experience. Storr’s superb exploration of the enduring appeal of the novel offers a smart, fascinating exploration of the science and psychology behind our most sophisticated art form that also works as an effective how-to guide,’