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Trainspotting Guy Lives In Chicago, Talks

"Author Irvine Welsh catapulted to fame when his first novel, Trainspotting, became a blockbuster movie in 1996 starring Ewan McGregor and directed by Danny Boyle. The gritty story chronicles the lives of a group of unemployed heroin addicts in Scotland," WTTW reports.

"Since then, Welsh has continued to write about many of the same working-class themes and follow many of the same characters in his books. There is even a follow-up to his acclaimed film in the works.

"We're going to shoot the sequel this year. We're all getting back together, 20 years later" said Welsh. "Everybody's back. The toughest part was getting myself and the screenwriter and the producer and the director together. The actors were OK. Once they realized that the background team were all kind of singing from the same song sheet, they were quite happy."

"And while he's been called the best storyteller in Britain, for about 10 years now he's lived in Chicago. (Don't miss an upcoming appearance by Welsh at the Chicago Humanities Festival on March 8.)"

From that appearance, with Jessa Crispin at the Bottom Lounge:


Here's that appearance on Chicago Tonight:


And here's Welsh talking with Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis at a Sound Opinions screening of Trainspotting, in two parts:



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