Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh + John Birmingham
The Edge Auditorium, slq
#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Thirty years after the release of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh joins John Birmingham to discuss his grungy modern classic. Polarising critics at the time of its release, this subversive masterwork of addiction and alienation has only grown in stature in the decades since its release. In this exclusive event, Welsh reflects on the novel’s cult legacy, and the state of transgressive fiction today.
Scottish playwright and novelist Irvine Welsh is the author of eleven previous novels (including Trainspotting, Filth and The Acid House) and four books of shorter fiction.
John Birmingham's first book was He Died With A Felafel In His Hand. His latest series is the sci-fi epic The Cruel Stars.