Irvine Welsh

Scottish novelist

Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish writer. He is a novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is best known for his novel Trainspotting (1993). It was made into a 1996 movie of the same name. He has also written novels such as Filth (1998), Glue (2001), Porno (2002), The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs (2006), Crime (2008), Skagboys (2012) and The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins (2014). His 2008 novel Crime was adapted into a British TV series in 2021. This was the first TV adaptation ever made out of a book by Irvine Welsh.[1]

Welsh in Warsaw, 2006

Welsh was born in Leith, Edinburgh. He has been married twice. Both marriages ended in divorce. He lives in the United States.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pingitore, Silvia (19 November 2021). "From Trainspotting to the TV series of Crime: the Irvine Welsh interview". Retrieved 5 February 2022.

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