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Irvine Welsh Interview

Irvine Welsh Interview

The Telegraph

The author of Trainspotting talks about cancel culture, causing offence and cocking a snook at the literary world

Irvine Welsh has been cancelled more times than the premiere of the latest James Bond film. His first novel, Trainspotting (1993), a seamy portrait of Edinburgh drug and booze addicts, was widely hailed as an instant classic but was omitted from the Booker Prize shortlist, reportedly because it offended the “feminist sensibilities” of two of the judges.

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06 November 2020
Jake Kerridge