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Welsh, Irvine

Works: 216 works in 1,133 publications in 28 languages and 17,991 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Short stories  Black humor  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Film and video adaptations  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: PR6073.E47, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh( Book )
204 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 2,324 libraries worldwide
Trainspotting is the novel that launched the sensational career of Irvine Welsh - an authentic, unrelenting, and strangely exhilarating group portrait of blasted lives in Edinburgh that has the linguistic energy of A Clockwork Orange and the literary impact of Last Exit to Brooklyn. Rents, Sick Boy, Mother Superior, Swanney, Spuds, and Begbie are as unforgettable a clutch of rude boys, junkies, and nutters as readers will ever encounter
Crime by Irvine Welsh( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,360 libraries worldwide
Suffering a mental breakdown in the wake of a devastating child-murder case, Detective Inspector Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD takes a leave of absence and hopes for a recuperative vacation in Miami, where he struggles with addiction, his fiancee's wedding plans, and gnawing suspicions about a ten-year-old girl
Skagboys by Irvine Welsh( Book )
25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the misadventures of Mark Renton and his friends as they cope with economic uncertainties, family problems, drug use, and the opposite sex in 1980s Edinburgh
The bedroom secrets of the master chefs by Irvine Welsh( Book )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
"This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence is vintage Irvine Welsh. Troubled restaurant inspector Danny Skinner is on a quest to find the mysterious father his mother will not identify. Unraveling this hidden information is the key to understanding the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. His ensuing journey takes him from the festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie city of San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanizing Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of mild-mannered fellow inspector Brian Kibby. It is Skinner's unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific, undiagnosable illness, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. Irvine Welsh's work is a transgressive parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex, and celebrity."--Publisher's website
Glue by Irvine Welsh( Book )
53 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 10 languages and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
"We follow their lives from the seventies into the new century - from punk to techno, from speed to E - as they struggle with the conditioning of class and culture, peer pressure, and their parents' hopes that maybe their sons will do better than they did. What binds the four of them is the friendship formed by the projects, their school, and their ambition to escape from both. Their loyalty is fused in street morality: Back up your mates, don't hit women, and, most important, never snitch - on anyone."--Jacket
Porno by Irvine Welsh( Book )
66 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the events detailed in "Trainspotting", Simon Williamson, a.k.a. Sick Boy, is back in Edinburgh to direct and produce a porn film along with university student Nikki Fuller-Smith and old friend Mark Benton
Filth : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
58 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 929 libraries worldwide
A satirical crime novel with a repulsive hero. As he investigates the murder of an African in Edinburgh, detective Bruce Robertson indulges in every imaginable obscenity, his activities commented on periodically by the tapeworm in his gut
If you liked school, you'll love work-- by Irvine Welsh( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 812 libraries worldwide
A collection of five short pieces includes "Rattlesnakes," in which three young Americans lost in the desert are accosted by two armed Mexicans, and "The DOGS of Lincoln Park," in which a Korean chef and Chicago socialite bond over a missing dog
Marabou stork nightmares : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 759 libraries worldwide
The making of a Scottish hooligan. He is Roy Strang, whose mother was a prostitute, the father a ruffian, and there was a pedophile uncle who played with him. He gets into wrong company, stabs a schoolmate, gang rapes a girl and becomes famous. One day he gets his just deserts. The tale is told in flashbacks as he lies in hospital in a coma. By the author of The Acid House
Ecstasy : three tales of chemical romance by Irvine Welsh( Book )
45 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 747 libraries worldwide
The drug that crippled her from birth - in order to give him a taste of his own disastrous medicine. In the upbeat final tale, "The Undefeated," we experience the transfiguring passion of the miserably married young yuppie Heather and the raver Lloyd from Leith - a grand affair played out to a house music beat
Reheated cabbage : tales of chemical degeneration by Irvine Welsh( Book )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 710 libraries worldwide
"Reheated Cabbage" is a new collection of old Irvine Welsh stories, many no longer in print, illustrating all his signature skills - brutal humour, and ear finely turned to the vernacular and, of course, unforgettable characters
The acid house by Irvine Welsh( Book )
58 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 682 libraries worldwide
In the title piece an acid head and a newborn infant exchange consciousness with sardonically unexpected results, Snuff is on a man who videotapes his own suicide, and in Vat 69 a woman keeps her husband's head alive in a jar
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
115 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, this is the smart, funny, sickly and sometimes plain unconscious story of Mark Renton and a group of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies that he calls his friends
The sex lives of Siamese twins : a novel by Irvine Welsh( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 207 libraries worldwide
When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. Her celebrity is short-lived, though: the 'crazed gunman', Sean McCandless, turns out to be a victim of child sexual abuse and the two men are serial paedophiles. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sorensen obsessed with the trainer and enrols as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy's body than her own. Then, when one of the paedophiles she allowed to escape carries out a heinous sex attack, Lucy's transition from hero to villain is complete. When Lucy imprisons Lena in her mother's deserted real-estate blocks downtown, and can't stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, the real problems start
Because I am a girl ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"Seven authors have visited seven different countries and spoken to young women and girls about their lives, struggles and hopes. The result is an extraordinary collection of writings about prejudice, abuse and neglect, but also about courage, resilience and changing attitudes. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Plan, one of the world's largest child-centered community development organizations"--P. [4] of cover
Trainspotting ; & Headstate by Irvine Welsh( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Babylon Heights by Irvine Welsh( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
" If you put four dwarfs in a room with enough opium and alcohol, it's bound to end in tears. In 1935, MGM studios embarked on a movie adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. The production called for the casting of many dwarfs to play the Munchkins of the mythical Land of Oz, and the studio began recruiting 'small persons' from all over the world. During production, rumors spread around Hollywood of wild Munchkin sex orgies, drunken behavior and general dwarf debauchery. More sinisterly, a Munchkin is said to have committed suicide by hanging himself on the set during filming--what appears to be a small human body is clearly visible hanging from a tree in the Tin Man scene. It is a claim that has passed into Hollywood legend. Set in a hotel room in Culver City, California, Babylon Heights is Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh's scabrous and hilarious imaging of what could, very possibly, have led to the dwarf suicide."--Publisher's website
The acid house : a screen play by Irvine Welsh( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
You'll have had your hole by Irvine Welsh( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 100 libraries worldwide
From the author of Trainspotting comes this new play You'll Have Had Your Hole
The Irvine Welsh omnibus by Irvine Welsh( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Velšs, Ērvins
וולש, אירווין
ウェルシュ, アーヴィン
English (489)
Italian (68)
German (60)
Spanish (53)
French (22)
Dutch (21)
Russian (17)
Japanese (15)
Polish (15)
Czech (15)
Finnish (11)
Chinese (9)
Croatian (9)
Swedish (7)
Slovenian (7)
Danish (4)
Portuguese (4)
Hungarian (3)
Romanian (3)
Norwegian (3)
Ukrainian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Turkish (2)
Serbian (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Bulgarian (1)
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