Irvine Welsh in Conversation with Jonny Owen: Dead Men's Trousers, the final chapter in the Trainspotting series
One of the UK’s most original authors, Irvine Welsh comes to the Rio Cinema in Dalston to present his new book Dead Men’s Trousers, the spectacular return of the familiar crew from the iconic Trainspotting and the final novel in the loosely-themed series. Since Irvine Welsh burst onto the literary scene with his debut novel, Trainspotting, immortalised in Danny Boyle’s film, he has gone on to write many more electrifying novels, several of which have become Sunday Times Number One bestsellers, including Ecstasy, Filth and Skagboys.
Dead Men’s Trousers finds Mark Renton a success at last, making money managing DJs. But a chance encounter with the psychotic Frank Begbie, and subsequent reunions with Sick Boy and Spud, find the four of them haunted by their histories and addictions, and lurching from crisis to crisis.
In his only London appearance to mark the release of this scabrously funny (and weirdly moving) new work, Irvine Welsh talks about his life, his books, and the Trainspotting phenomenon… and tries to avoid telling us which of his major characters gets killed off.
Irvine Welsh will be in conversation with Jonny Owen. Jonny Owen is a Welsh actor, writer and producer.
Take the opportunity to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of Dead Men's Trousers, published by Vintage on 29th March, for almost half-price (RRP £16.99) when you purchase your tickets online. Simply select the Standard Ticket and Book option. Books will be available for collection from the on-site bookshop on the night.
Please note refunds will not be granted for this event once tickets have been purchased.