Join author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams as they discuss Irvine’s stellar career, and dissect the darkness that lurks behind the beachfronts of modern-day Miami in his latest novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins.
Michael Williams is the Director of the Wheeler Centre.
Irvine Welsh is the author of nine works of fiction. Trainspotting has been published in 29 countries and sold over one million copies in the UK. His most recent works include Crime and The Bedroom Secrets of the Masterchefs.
Alan Brough was born in New Zealand and is quite a bit older than he'd like to be. Alan has always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then he and his Dad went to see Star Wars and Alan decided that, actually, he really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.
After having been an actor for a while Alan realised there wasn't that much work for a 6'4" guy with a slightly lopsided face and thick curly hair so he tried his hand at directing, broadcasting, composing, dancing (true!), singing and, in an unexpected turn of events, being a professional music nerd.
Recently, he got around to being a writer.
One day he hopes to have a bio that includes phrases like 'bestselling', 'award-winning' and 'so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet' but, until then, he's just happy to look at his copy of Charlie and the War Against the Grannies and think: 'Cool! I wrote a book!'