Irvine Welsh

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Bobby Gillespie: ‘For the first 10 years of my life, I lived in a Glasgow tenement … that stuff stays with you’
On the eve of the publication of his memoir, the Primal Scream frontman talks to friend and author Irvine Welsh about his working-class upbringing

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Creation myths: Alan McGee tells the real story of those wild Britpop years
The maverick label boss on why he didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good movie … and why he may owe an apology to Tony Blair

Vanessa Thorpe

20, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Creation Stories review – generic biopic of record label supremo Alan McGee
Ewen Bremner stars as the fiery Scots label boss in this cliche-ridden drama co-written by Irvine Welsh

Simran Hans

20, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Passing sentences … what’s the worst kind of book thief?
Theft is never a great thing, but there must be a special place in hell for those who steal shared cultural treasures from libraries

Shaun Bythell

27, Nov, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: Small Axe: Mangrove; The Crown; The Great British Bake Off and more
Steve McQueen’s vital black British historical drama sears into the mind, and Peter Morgan’s saga of the Windsors returns waving its pro-Diana flag

Euan Ferguson

22, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Bret Easton Ellis and Irvine Welsh in talks to co-write TV drama
American Psycho and Trainspotting authors set to collaborate for the first time on show about a manipulative American tabloid

Alison Flood

22, Jul, 2020 @2:41 PM

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BritBox's first slate of original shows includes Irvine Welsh adaptation Crime
The streaming service will adapt four novels for its first raft of original shows, with actors including Jared Harris, Cush Jumbo and Dougray Scott set to star

Toby Moses

22, Jul, 2020 @2:01 PM

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From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship
Urban junkies, competitive mothers, adolescent girls caught in the world of Charles Manson ... Lara Feigel picks her 10 favourites

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Message from the Skies review – Edinburgh's heritage illuminated
Charlotte Runcie and Irvine Welsh are among the writers exploring Scotland’s maritime history in these evocative installations

Mark Fisher

03, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Irvine Welsh on Glastonbury: 'You build a city in a field and make your own rules'
There’s no other music festival like it, says the author, who describes past misadventures and the party tune playlist for his guest DJ slot

Irvine Welsh

30, Jun, 2019 @2:30 PM

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Irvine Welsh: ‘I thought Trainspotting would be a cult book, but not generation-defining’
Irvine Welsh: ‘It sometimes feels like we’re sliding into fascism by stealth’

Sean O'Hagan

19, Aug, 2018 @7:59 AM

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