Easton Press, 2015. Condition: Fine. 344 pp., gilt-stamped full grey leather (hardcover), moire endpapers and pastedowns, LIKE NEW. Includes certificate of authenticity, A Note About, and an unused Easton press bookplate laid in.
Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name.
His work is characterised by a raw Scots dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films. Welsh has published eleven novels and four collections of short stories. His first novel, Trainspotting, was published in 1993.
Set in the mid-1980s, it uses a series of loosely and non-linear connected short-stories to tell the story of a group of characters tied together by decaying friendships, heroin addiction and stabs at escape from the oppressive boredom and brutality of their lives in the housing schemes. It was released to shock and outrage in some circles and great acclaim in others. It was adapted as a play, and a film adaptation, directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, was released in 1996. Welsh appeared in the film in the minor role of drug dealer Mikey Forrester.