Irvine Welsh's literary highs

Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting is considered to be one of the great novels of the 90s but according to its author, it only came about due to a string of failures in his musical career. Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley speaks to Welsh about his childhood reading habits and reveals which books gave him hope when he was struggling with addiction.

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