Fri, 29/11/2013 - 15:40
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (Vintage) has emerged as the winner of Book Week Scotland’s poll to find the favourite Scottish novel of the last 50 years, beating books by Ian Rankin and Iain Banks.
Nearly 9,000 votes were cast in the search for the nation’s favourite novel, with 10% of the votes going to Welsh...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:38
Irvine Welsh, Tariq Ali and Cory Doctorow will be among the speakers at this year's Stoke Newington Literary Festival in east London, with the inaugural Mary Wollstonecraft Lecture to feature Caitlin Moran and Suzanne Moore discussing modern feminism.
The festival, now in its fourth year, will run from 3rd to 9th June.
Mon, 20/08/2012 - 08:20
Author Irvine Welsh has hit out at the Man Booker Prize at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, saying it is "based on the conceit that upper-class Englishness is the cultural yardstick against which all literature must be measured."
Welsh also said that his novel Trainspotting would struggle to find...
Fri, 13/01/2012 - 08:13
Random House is diversifying into author management with the launch of an international speakers service, in association with The London Speaker Bureau. Authors including Sebastian Faulks, Louis de Bernières, Irvine Welsh and Donna Leon are now available to hire for conferences, panel discussions, keynote addresses and after-dinner...
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 14:38
The "literary nightclub" BookSlam is to venture into publishing, releasing an anthology of new material inspired by music from the likes of Irvine Welsh, William Boyd and Simon Armitage.
One for the Trouble—The BookSlam Annual will be published in late November. BookSlam said the title will feature a mix of...
Mon, 27/10/2008 - 06:14
Irvine Welsh is set to write the life story of Silibil'n'Brains, the Scottish rapping duo who conned their way to a record deal by pretending to be American. According to BBC reports, Trainspotting author Welsh will write the screenplay for a new film, based on the book California Schemin' by Gavin Bain (a.k....