Irvine Welsh

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  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Irvine Welsh

At this year’s EIFF, Irvine Welsh, son of Edinburgh and author of Trainspotting and the short story collection If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work among others, will be discussing the films that matter to him and showing his own short film, Nuts

5 words to describe the film you have at the EIFF
Racism and testicular cancer comedy.
4 of your favourite cinemas in the world
Cameo, Edinburgh; Rio Dalston, London; IFI, Dublin; Castro, San Francisco.
3 people you would love to work with
Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, Ray Winstone.
2 films you want to see at the Festival
Hallam Foe, The Counterfeiters.
1 thing you would love to change about film festivals if you were bestowed with the power to do so?
I’d have 24-hour, repeat screenings.

Irvine Welsh: In Person, Cineworld, 623 8030, 16 Aug, 5pm, £10.50 (£7.35).

Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's latest novel The Blade Artist revisits notorious Trainspotting character Begbie, now living with his wife and two children in America. Scottish author Irvine Welsh is best known as the author of the 1993 novel Trainspotting, a collection of short stories about a group of friends and acquaintances in…

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