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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh was born in Edinburgh, and first came to public attention with his debut novel Trainspotting in 1993, which was quickly adapted for stage and screen, with great success. He is the author of ten novels including Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmare, Ecstasy, Glue, Porno and Skagboys and four books of shorter fiction.

The film adaptation of Filth starring James McAvoy and Jamie Bell was released in 2013.

The adaptation of Porno, the sequel to Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle and starring the original cast including Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle is due to begin filming in 2016.

Irvine's lastest novel The Blade Artist further expands on one of his original Trainspotting character Francis Begbie, one of modern fiction's most infamous and terrifying characters.

 

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The Blade Artist - Irvine Welsh

Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life - and is now unrecognisable, even to himself.

A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California.

Some say he's a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary.

But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set...

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