Pills, Thrills, and Bellyaches
Irvine Welsh's first novel 'Trainspotting' is one of the most successful first novels in recent history, but in this interview with Chronicle writer Marc Savlov, Welsh, whose new novel 'Glue' brings him to BookPeople on Monday, June 18, at 7pm, admits to thinking that "you had to be a bit strange to be a writer, to sit in your room, spending all this time with people that don't actually exist, you know?"
"...verbal stick. Later made into a groundbreaking film starring Ewan McGregor, Trainspotting opened the door for Welsh to continue..."
June 15, 2001 Books Feature by Marc Savlov