Irvine Welsh: The Blade Artist

Tuesday 24 May

Join acclaimed Scottish writer Irvine Welsh for a discussion on the legacy of his debut novel Trainspotting; a modern cult classic and major film described by The Times as 'the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent'.

The Adnams Spiegeltent is the perfect setting to revisit Welsh's darkly comic and ultraviolent cast of characters - including Francis Begbie, whose gruesome past comes back to haunt him in Welsh's latest novel, The Blade Artist.

2016 is the 20th anniversary of the Trainspotting film adaption and will also see the film-release of Porno, the sequel to Trainspotting, directed by Danny Boyle, later in the year.

Q&A will follow.

‘Back to his violent best… Dark, gruesome and captivating.’ Esquire


Performance runs: c. 75 minutes (no interval)

Visit Irvine Welsh's website here

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature
UNESCO City of Literature