It once again time for the Sunday sadness, as Monday is quickly approaching. To ease your pain, let’s celebrate the birth of author Irvine Welsh.
Welsh published “Trainspotting” in 1993, and I was not a cool future-hipster five-year-old who read such masterpieces. Naturally, I came to Welsh in my late teens with the film adaptation to his acclaimed novel, and then obsessively re-watched the DVD until it was scratched past functionality. I prefer to go from written word to screen, but Welsh is so talented that any exposure to his creative genius is acceptable in my rule-book.
That’s enough rambles, so let’s get on with it.
First up, I have chosen a print interview from The Telegraph: “Irvine Welsh Interview.” Welsh is honest to the point of being brutal, which is also a staple of his writing style.
New to the digital curations of Lit. Cobb., a Reddit AMA (“Ask me anything” for those too cool for the Reddit scene): “AMA: Irvine Welsh.”
Lastly, a video interview-ish clip from Big Think: “Irvine Welsh on Drugs.“