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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Irvine Welsh  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1958 in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland


Illinois Connection

Irvine Welsh came to town for Columbia College’s Story Week several years back, he later returned for a visiting professor tour and, somewhere in the process, met and married a young Chicagoan and made Chicago his home.

Biographical and Professional Information

Irvine is a contemporary Scottish novelist, best known for his novel Trainspotting. He has also written plays, screenplays, and directed several short films.

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