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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh
Photo by Jeffrey Delannoy

Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the scene of his first book: the hugely successful Trainspotting. That book shot Welsh to fame, precipitated further by the release of the film version by Danny Boyle. Since then he has written eight other works of fiction, including Rave and The Blade Artist. He currently lives in the United States.

Shop locally if you can: Books by Irvine Welsh are available from Perfect Books.

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