“We all love football and we all hate homelessness – it’s a no brainer.”
Irvine Welsh is the international best-selling author of Trainspotting, published in 1993. In August 1995, Welsh gave up his day job. Since Danny Boyle’s film adaptation of Trainspotting was released, Welsh has remained a controversial figure whose stage and screen plays, novels and novellas, and short stories have proved difficult for literary critics to assimilate, a difficulty made only more noticeable by Welsh’s continued commercial success. More books have followed, including Ecstasy and Filth.
In 2005, Welsh married for the second time. He promises that he’s never doing it again. He lives mainly in Dublin, but visits his home city of Edinburgh regularly, usually to see friends, family, and Hibernian FC at Easter Road.