6 Facts About Irvine Welsh

1. In 1974, at the age of sixteen, Irvine Welsh dropped out of Ainslee Park Secondary School with few skills and little ambition beyond seeking pleasure.

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2. At the age of eight, Irvine Welsh faced his first arrest for shoplifting.

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3. In March 2018, Irvine Welsh announced that he and his wife were divorcing.

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4. In 2009 Irvine Welsh directed the film Good Arrows.

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5. In 2012 Irvine Welsh published a prequel to Trainspotting, titled Skagboys.

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6. In 2007, Irvine Welsh published If You Liked School You'll Love Work, his first collection of short stories in over a decade.

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