-->When Trainspotting was published in 1993 Irvine Welsh shot to fame. According to Lord Gowrie, the chairman of the panel, the novel was rejected for the Booker Prize shortlist after offending the sensibilities of two female judges. Despite this unease from the critical establishment, Welsh’s novel received as many good reviews as ones swathed in disgust and outrage - establishing a tradition that continues to this day. Harry Gibson’s stage adaptation of the novel was premiered at the Glasgow Mayfest in April 1994 and went on to be staged at the Edinburgh Festival and in London before touring the UK. In August 1995, Irvine Welsh gave up his day job.
-->--Biography, [[http://www.irvinewelsh.net/biography/ irvinewelsh.net]]

Irvine Welsh is a Scottish author famous for his mind-screwy, profane and profound novels, all centering on Scottish delinquents (or former Scottish delinquents) and their dysfunctional families, drug addictions and mental perversions. How fun!

Mr Welsh has his very own page of [[NightmareFuel/IrvineWelsh Nightmare Fuel]].

[[folder:List of Novels]]
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' (1993)
* ''The Acid House'' (1994) - a collection of short stories
* ''Literature/MarabouStorkNightmares'' (1995)
* ''Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance'' (1996)
* ''Literature/{{Filth}}'' (1998)
* ''Literature/{{Glue}}'' (2001)
* ''Literature/{{Porno}}'' (2002) - sequel to ''Trainspotting''
* ''The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs'' (2006)
* ''If You Liked School You'll Love Work'' (2007) - a collection of short stories
* ''Crime'' - features a character from ''Filth''
* ''Literature/{{Skagboys}}'' (2012) - prequel to ''Trainspotting''
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[[folder:Short Stories Appearing in Other Collections]]
* ''Contamination'' a novella in the 2001 collection ''The Weekenders: Travels in the Heart of Africa''
* The 2004 collection ''The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta''
* The 2005 collection ''One City''
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[[folder:Stage and Screen]]
* ''Headstate''
* ''You'll Have Had Your Hole''
* ''Blackpool'' - a musical. Music written by Vic Goddard of Subway Sect.
* ''Babylon Heights'' - co-written with Dean Cavanagh
* ''The Meat Trade'' - co-written with Dean Cavanagh
* ''Wedding Belles'' (2007) - co-written with Dean Cavanagh. A made-for-TV film that was nominated for a Scottish [=BAFTA=].
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[[folder:Directorial]]
* A 15 minute film for Gene's song "Is It Over" from the album ''Libertine'' (2001).
* A short film to accompany the track "Atlantic" from Keane's album ''Under the Iron Sea'' (2006).
* The short film [=NUTS=] (2007). He also co-wrote the script with Dean Cavanagh.
* Co-directed "The Right to Liberty" a chapter of the documentary film ''The New Ten Commandments'' (2008).
* Co-directed ''Good Arrows'' - written by Welsh and Cavanagh (2009).
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[[folder:Film Adaptations]]
* ''Trainspotting'' (1996)
* ''The Acid House'' (1998)
* ''Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy'' (2011)
* ''Filth'' (2013)
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[[folder:Stage Adaptations]]
* ''Ecstasy''
* ''Glue''
* ''Filth''
* ''Trainspotting''
* ''Marabou Stork Nightmares''
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