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Publishing Round-Up: 24th October 2016.

Welsh, Kelman and Fagan shortlisted at 2016 Saltire Society Literary Awards

‘Irvine Welsh, James Kelman and Jenni Fagan have made the 2016 Saltire Society Literary Awards shortlist announced on 20th October at a special event in Edinburgh, alongside emerging talents Chitra Ramaswamy and Martin MacInnes. 998 more words


Irvine Welsh novel Crime set for TV adaptation

So far the novels of Irvine Welsh – those harsh, funny, shocking and searingly satirical looks at modern-day life – have never received a TV adaptation. 162 more words

British Crime Drama

Irvine Welsh Adapting 'Crime' Novel As TV Drama; Dougray Scott To Star - Mipcom

Tony Wood’s London-based Buccaneer Media is teaming with Irvine Welsh on the adaptation of the Scottish novelist’s Crime. This will be the first time that Welsh adapts one of his own books for television. 204 more words

Breaking News

Laughable laureates

YOU’VE LIKELY heard about this already and laughed out loud, but I can’t let it pass without mention.

Whatever prestige a Nobel Prize once bestowed, and it was considerable, began to crumble when the committee handed Weepy Barry Obama the Peace Prize 15 minutes after his inauguration. 92 more words

The Odd Pot

Review: Trainspotting – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

First published in The Times, Thursday September 22 2016

Three Stars

It is now 20 years since Danny Boyle’s film version of Trainspotting burst onto cinema screens, and it is fascinating to note the degree to which its structure and imagery have almost supplanted Irvine Welsh’s nonlinear source novel and the 1994 stage adaptation by Harry Gibson. 396 more words

Day 49, No. 49. Irvine Welsh

HAIRCUT 100: Day 49, No. 49. Irvine Welsh: Scottish novelist, playwright, screenwriter, director, and short story writer. The son of a dock worker and a waitress from Leith, Welsh rose to prominence with the publication of the edgy and iconic… 199 more words

Haircut 100

Born in 1961

Today is my birthday. I thought I’d mark the event by looking at who else was born today; it turns out I couldn’t find that many inspiring September 27thers (apart from Irvine Welsh, author of… 368 more words