Irvine Welsh is the author of six previous works of fiction, most recently Glue. He lives in London.
After his star rose in the mid 1990s, Irvine Welsh's novels, while dividing critics, have garnered much attention, but his latest is a publisher's wet dream: Porno is the sequel to Trainspotting. No manuscript is currently available but the book will see Sick Boy return to Edinburgh after an unsuccessful period in 'business' (read pimp and hustler) in London. Back home, he's got a new plan to make money which involves the production of a porn film. Cue the introduction of Nicola Fuller-Smith, the book's very own Sick Girl and object of his desire, as well as the reintroduction of Renton, the increasingly unhinged Begbie and a still drug-addled Spud. A guaranteed success and a long-term one as the team behind the Trainspotting movie are likely to adapt this sequel.