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Reality art: Novelist on display

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British novelist Will Self is to lock himself in a one-bedroom flat on the 20th floor of a Liverpool tower block and allow the public to observe him while he writes a short novel.

Self, who has written a number of novels including "How the Dead Live," "Feeding Frenzy" and "Grey Area," will come under the eye of the public over a six-day period in a block called Linosa Close, which itself is due for demolition.

Self's planned 12,000 word novel is part of a "reality art" project, sponsored by the Liverpool Housing Action Trust, to mark the passing of high-rise housing in the northwestern English port city.

"What I want to write about is what is universal to the experience of Britain on the cusp of the 21st century and particularly about these blocks coming down," Self said.

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