Books Irvine Welsh Books by Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Irvine Welsh Book Reviews Profane And Pornographic, Irvine Welsh's Latest Plumbs A New Kind Of Emptiness February 6, 2016 A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging. New In Paperback June 17-23: 1980s Edinburgh, 1590s Venice And A Study Of Dishonesty June 17, 2013 In softcover fiction, Irvine Welsh gives us a prequel to Trainspotting, and Regina O'Melveny tells the story of a 16th-century Renaissance woman. In nonfiction, Dan Ariely discovers what keeps us dishonest. Author Interviews 'Skagboys': Heroin Highs In 'Trainspotting' Prequel September 15, 2012 It's been almost 20 years since Irvine Welsh first introduced Rent, Spud and Sick Boy — a group of gritty characters struggling to survive a grim, heroin-fueled existence in late-1980s Edinburgh. Welsh brings the boys back in his new prequel, Skagboys. 'Skagboys': Heroin Highs In 'Trainspotting' Prequel Listen · 6:10 6:10 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/161098360/161194885" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript You Must Read This Trapped In A Nightmare: A Sweet, Funny, Brutal Read November 14, 2011 The best books don't just get inside a character's psyche, they get in the reader's head, as well. Author Ismet Prcic recommends Irvine Welsh's Marabou Stork Nightmares, a funny, provocative, cerebral novel that explores the meaning of violence. Trapped In A Nightmare: A Sweet, Funny, Brutal Read Listen · 3:59 3:59 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141353500/142418263" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript My Guilty Pleasure Sloane Crosley Finds The Fun In 'Filth' December 10, 2010 Crosley says the novel by Irvine Welsh — also the author of Trainspotting — aces every category of "dirty" we have. Reading it, she explains, is like watching "a rusty car careen into a garbage dump of filthy phonetics and explode into a strangely beautiful ball of flames."