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Irvine Welsh slams Nobel Prize award for Bob Dylan

Irvine Welsh has launched an attack on the Nobel Prize for literature which was given to Bob Dylan, branding it “an ill conceived nostalgia award”.

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Outlander is in the running to be named Scotland's greatest screen adaptation.

Outlander and Trainspotting in running to be named Scotland's top screen adaptation

Outlander, Harry Potter, Trainspotting and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will battle it out against Rob Roy, The 39 Steps and Whisky Galore in a public poll to decide Scotland’s greatest screen adaptation.
Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlisle in Danny Boyles 1995 film of Irvine Welshs Trainspotting. Picture: Kobal Collection

BBC Scotland launches contest to find Scotland’s favourite novel

A contest to find Scotland’s favourite novels is being launched by BBC Scotland today to encourage reading.

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Sean Connery as Richard I in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.  Picture: WikiCommons

Five Scots stars whose cameo roles lit up great films

From Star Wars to Trainspotting and the Muppets, these famous Scots made their screen presence felt in just a matter of seconds

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Irvine Welsh. Picture: Toby Williams

Book review: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting’s Begbie is a new man in Irvine Welsh’s solid sequel, writes Hannah McGill

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Shooting of Trainspotting 2 movie begins

FILMING of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting has begun, Scottish director Danny Boyle has revealed.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting. Picture: YouTube

Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle to discuss Begbie at Edinburgh event

THE author of Trainspotting and the actor who portrayed the book’s most volatile character will discuss Francis “Franco” Begbie at Edinburgh International Book Festival this April.

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Scottish celebrities have urged David Cameron to allow unaccompanied child refugees living in temporary housing in Calais to be reunited with their UK family. Image: Lisa Ferguson

Scots stars urge Prime Minister to save Calais Jungle camp children

Scots comedian Frankie Boyle and writers Irvine Welsh and Val McDermid are among 14 stars calling on David Cameron to help save children based at the Jungle Camp in Calais.

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Irvine Welsh says he sold Trainspotting rights  to wrong filmmaker. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Trainspotting movie almost didn’t happen, says Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014 '22nd August 2014''Picture by Russell G Sneddon/Writer Pictures''WORLD RIGHTS

Stuart Kelly: Books to look forward to in 2016

Literary lions may keep us guessing, but 2016 promises highlights and surprises in every genre

Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 script ‘one of the best I’ve ever f***ing read’

ROBERT CARLYLE has revealed that the script for Trainspotting Two is “one of the best” he’s ever read.

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JK Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling crowned top writer on Twitter

HARRY Potter creator JK Rowling has been named Scotland’s most influential author on Twitter – ahead of Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin.

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. Picture: David Cheskin/PA

Are these Scotland’s most influential books?

FROM a boy wizard to an edition of the Bible, Scotland has produced some of the world’s most influential literature. Here we take a look at nine of them and examine how they’ve left their mark

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Robert Carlyle portrayed Francis Begbie in Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Irvine Welsh to publish Francis Begbie novel

IRVINE Welsh is to publish a new novel centred on Trainspotting hard man Francis Begbie, it has been revealed.

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Irvine Welsh is among the nominees. Picture: Toby Williams

Irvine Welsh, Janice Galloway in race for Scots literary prize

IRVINE Welsh, Kate Atkinson, Michel Faber, Janice Galloway and Andrew O’Hagan will be among the contenders for Scotland’s flagship literary prizes this year.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in the 1996 film Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Trainspotting 2: What to expect from Danny Boyle’s sequel

EARLIER this month, filmmaker Danny Boyle committed to helming a sequel to Trainspotting, his bleak yet bitingly funny portrayal of squalor and addiction in an economically depressed 1980s Edinburgh.

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Irvine Welsh was in fine form at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Picture: Toby Williams

Irvine Welsh hints at film version of Crime

IRVINE Welsh has hinted that a film adaptation of his novel Crime may be in the pipeline, after telling an audience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival that preliminary discussions had taken place.

Juice Terry features in A Decent Ride.

Book review: A Decent Ride by Irvine Welsh

In a culture increasingly mired in debate about the limits of acceptable self-expression – the sanctity of free speech versus the effects of “hate speech”; the debatable appropriateness of “trigger warnings” in education and academia; even the development (and swift withdrawal) of a “Clean Reader” app that removed swear words from books – it’s rather bracing to read a writer as blissfully unconcerned with political correctness as Irvine Welsh.

Irvine Welsh had a cameo in Filth. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Irvine Welsh’s Filth inspired by Edinburgh Council

IRVINE Welsh has revealed that a former colleague at Edinburgh City Council was the inspiration behind Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, the misanthropic protagonist of his book Filth.

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