Irvine Welsh at the Huddersfield Literature Festival

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One of the most influential novelists of his generation, Irvine Welsh, will be appearing at the University of Huddersfield on Sunday 3rd April as part of the 2016 Huddersfield Literature Festival.  This is the first event of Welsh’s UK The Live Blade Tour for his long-awaited new novel The Blade Artist, which is published on April 7th by Jonathan Cape.  The Blade Artist sees the dark past of Trainspotting character, Begbie, catch up with his reinvented present-day self.  Welsh will appear in conversation discussing the novel and his career.

The author of ten novels, Welsh came to prominence with his debut Trainspotting (1993), which was successfully adapted for stage and screen.  A film adaptation of Filth was released in 2013 and Porno (sequel to Trainspotting) will start filming this year, with the original cast and director Danny Boyle.

Irvine Welsh in conversation with Nick Ahad Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH

Sunday 3rd April 2:30pm

Tickets: £10 / £5 concessions Telephone 01484 430528

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