Will Self lined up for writer in residence role at Radio 4 after new chief says she wants to "throw fireworks" into the schedule

Will Self is lined up for BBC job as Radio 4's first writer in residence Journalist and author to take on a creative figurehead roleLikely to write blog and act as champion for stationController Gwyneth Williams has said she wants increase arts coverage By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 15:54 GMT, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 19 January 2013 . Journalist and author Will Self is in talks to be the first writer in residence at Radio 4 Journalist and author Will Self is poised take on a role as Radio 4's writer in residence, it has emerged