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BETWEEN THE LINES: IRVINE WELSH AND JESSE ARMSTRONG

A Guardian Live event in association with Vintage

A Decent Ride, Irvine Welsh

What happens when you combine the creator of outrageous comic novels with the writer behind Peep Show and The Thick of It?

What happens when those two writers discuss a single theme?

An unmissable evening and just the first in a series of events created by Vintage and The Guardian.

Irvine Welsh will be joined by Jesse Armstrong to talk about the art of comedy writing, sharing their experiences from page and screen in a discussion with writer and stand-up comedian, Viv Groskop.

Irvine Welsh has long pushed boundaries with his dark comic novels like Trainspotting, Porno and Filth. Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals, Jesse ArmstrongHis new novel, A Decent Ride, signals the return of one of his most popular characters, 'Juice' Terry Lawson, cab driver, hustler and gonzo porn-star.

Jesse Armstrong not only created Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Four Lions (with Chris Morris) but also co-wrote The Thick of It. His debut novel, Love, Sex & Other Foreign Policy Goals, features a cast of good-natured characters heading off to Bosnia in 1994 to help stop the Balkan War armed with a lot of rice, a half written play and their faithful Ford Transit.

Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets here.



Irvine WelshIRVINE WELSH: A DECENT RIDE TOUR - 2015 

Irvine Welsh is hitting the road to celebrate the launch of his novel A DECENT RIDE, which centres on one of his most popular characters - hustler cabbie ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson.

Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland will all have the chance to hear Welsh reading from his latest, outrageous, comic masterpiece.


Scotland

12 April: Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

17 April: Glasgow Aye Write!

18 April: Aberdeen Performing Arts

19 April: Edinburgh Lyceum  

England

20 April: Northern Stage, Newcastle

21 April: Guardian Live with Vintage at Bloomsbury Theatre, London

25th May: 5x15 at Conway Hall, London

Wales

23 May: Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Hay-on-Wye

Ireland

24 April: Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway City

22 May: International Literature Festival, Dublin



A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’?

A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, A Decent Ride, Irvine Welshleaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey.

In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler – a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent –and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy…


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19/04/2015 Lewis Dartnell
00:00 Festival
Venue details: Aye Write Festival - The Mitchell Library, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
Events details: Lewis Dartnell at Aye Write Festival
Contact details: Aye Write Festival - The Mitchell Library
19/04/2015 Ruth Padel
13:00 Festival
Venue details: Cambridge Literature Festival- The Union Library, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UB
Events details: As a companion event to Ghada Karmi’s Palestinian Memoir,<br>Ruth Padel reads from her moving and profound collection of<br>poems on the Middle East Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth.<br>The poems in this meditation on conflict and history explore the<br>way we turn to making things in times of stress, and how<br>conflict can trigger creativity. An uplifting and moving response<br>to the conflict in the Middle East.
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19/04/2015 Irène Némirovsky
10:00 Festival
Venue details: Cambridge Literature Festival- The Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ
Events details: Award winning literary translator, Sandra Smith, will be talking<br>about her latest triumph. Written in the last two years of<br>Némirovsky’s life, after fleeing Paris in 1940, The Fires of<br>Autumn is the prequel to her masterpiece, Suite Française<br>(released as a major film this spring). A panoramic exploration<br>of French life, it bears witness to the greatest horrors of the<br>twentieth century. Sandra Smith talks to festival patron, Ruth<br>Scurr, about Némirovsky, translation and literature.
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19/04/2015 Irvine Welsh
12:30 Author Signing
Venue details: HMV Aberdeen
Events details: HMV Aberdeen: Public signing of A DECENT RIDE
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19/04/2015 Irvine Welsh
18:30 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Events details: Fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy…come and spend an evening with Irvine Welsh as he discusses his funniest, filthiest book yet. Following the success of his Number One bestseller Skagboys, the prequel to Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh now celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler – a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent – and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. A Decent Ride sees the Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. - See more at: http://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/irvine-welsh#sthash.fyoYvpf9.dpuf
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