Irvine Welsh

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

‘It's been a time of great turbulence, excitement and a little discord in Scotland lately. But one thing we should all be agreeing on is our love of A Decent Ride. I'll be offering that soon and I'm fervently hoping that the country can unite in saying YES to A DECENT RIDE!’ Irvine Welsh

Scotland: 12-19 April

12 April: Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

17 April: Glasgow Aye Write!

18 April: Aberdeen Performing Arts

19 April: Edinburgh Lyceum  

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…

events found: 26
26/01/2015 David Lodge
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: King's Place, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Events details: in conversation with Mark Lawson, David Lodge discusses his memoir, Quite A Good Time to be Born, covering the first forty years of his life, from his birth on 28 January 1935 to the publication of his breakthrough book, Changing Places.
Contact details: King's Place
29/01/2015 Tim Finch
19:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Review Bookshop, 131 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4QY
Events details: Tim Finch at Review Bookshop
Contact details: Review Bookshop
04/02/2015 Ann Morgan
18:30 Book Launch
Venue details: Free Word Centre, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
Events details: Reading The World launch party
Contact details: Free Word Centre
07/02/2015 Sadie Jones
19:30 Festival
Venue details: Bath Literature Festival - Guildhall, The Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
Events details: A unique opportunity to see two extraordinary novelists in conversation. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for ‘The Clothes on Their Backs’, Linda Grant’s latest novel ‘Upstairs at the Party’ (“beautiful writing” — London Evening Standard) is a portrait of university life in 1970s York. Costa Prize winner Sadie Jones’ novel ‘Fallout’ (“intelligent, pacy” – The Times) is about four friends in 1970s London theatre land.
Contact details: Bath Literature Festival - Guildhall
09/02/2015 Philippa Rice
18:00 Author Talk / Signing
Venue details: Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Foyles Bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB
Events details: Philippa Rice will be speaking at Laydeez do Comics at Foyles
Contact details: Foyles, Charing Cross Road
events found: 26