Irvine Welsh

Scottish Independence: Less of the Dismal Science

Neil Simpson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

The Yes campaign has recognised, in that great tradition of enlightened Scottish thought, that you can't view political decisions in isolation of broader societal and cultural trends. Beyond the cold and narrow business of balancing budgets and ballot boxes lies a modern republic of letters: of Buzzfeed, Youtube clips and memes.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Have They Filmed The 'Unfilmable'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Irvine Welsh's gritty bestseller 'Filth' was deemed unfilmable, but it's on its way to the big screen, and HuffPostUK has an exclusive clip - WATCH BE...

Louise Mensch Tells us Why-ne Not...

Ed O'Meara | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Pro-Fox Hunting, Pro-Censorship, Ex-Tory MP Louise Mensch featured heavily in the papers last week. Why was that? Has she solved world hunger? Slashed the deficit? Invented self-removing socks? Nope, she's come to the stunning realisation, in her blog, that not drinking is better for you than drinking a little bit.

Irvine Welsh Blown Off Course by His 'Guiding Force', David Bowie

Jane Graham | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jane Graham

Irvine Welsh says he's so consumed by David Bowie album The Next Day it's 'totally fucked up my work.'

Trainspotting Author Wades In Scottish Independence Debate

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | Home

Getting rid of the "imperialist baggage" of the UK state through Scottish independence will present new cultural and political opportunities, accordin...

Irvine Welsh and the Freedom of a Blank Page

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 15.01.2013 | Home
Gia Marie Barbera

Does he consider himself a Film writer or a novelist? "I'm just a storyteller really I don't really see the importance in the difference in the medium. I like books, I love them. "

Alice E. Vincent

Happy Halloween: The 50 Scariest Characters From Literature

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 29.12.2012 | Home

To celebrate Halloween, we've put our heads together to compile a list of the 50 most terrifying fictional characters ever (metaphorically - no one ha...

Scottish Rats and Romanian Dogs

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I can't stop listening to the new album by the Stagger Rats, a charismatic rock band from the small Scottish town of Dunbar. They remind me of all the best music I have heard over the last 30 years.

Embarking on Making My First Movie 'Kubricks' and My Possible Return to the Music Industry

Alan McGee | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Alan McGee

Escalier 39, my new film company with Dean Cavanagh, makes its first real-life movie next month Kubricks which will be shot in the grounds of my gaff in Wales... The musical with Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh now looks back on and as I write, meetings are being put in place to get it moving along...and speaking of meetings, I am also going to meet some people in Japan who want to bring me back into music.

Sam Parker

What Fiction Can Teach Us About Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 25.04.2012 | Home

The differences between the sexes is well-trodden ground for book publishers. Self-help sections are lined with hundreds of variations on Men Are F...

WIN: The Entire Irvine Welsh Collection

Posted 20.04.2012 | Home

As Irvine Welsh delves into the history of his most famous characters to release Skagboys, the prequel to his global bestseller Trainspotting, we've d...

'I'm Fascinated By How People F**k Up'

Posted 18.04.2012 | Home

This is a big week for Scottish author Irvine Welsh. The prequel to his debut novel Trainspotting is about to hit the shelves in the form of Skagb...

Sam Parker

How Well Do You Know Irvine Welsh? (QUIZ)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

Irvine Welsh's Skagboys is the concluding part (we assume) of his most epic and well-known tale - that of the heroin addicted, psychopathic Edinburgh ...

Sam Parker

The Novels' Endings You'd Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 21.04.2012 | Home

Last week, we asked you which novel's ending you'd change. Your answers were a mixture of classic novels and modern fiction, but what united all re...

15 New Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2012

Posted 11.01.2012 | Home

As we picked the 15 new books we're most looking forward to getting our hands on in 2012, it occurred to us that this year may well be the year of th...

Phone Hacking: Why I Turned Down Compensation From News of the World

Alan McGee | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Alan McGee

On the News of the World happenings, my lawyer has given the police 14 days to disclose evidence they hold and if not he'll be asking why not? The lawyers representing the hackers have already offered me the compensation scheme, which we have rejected.