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    Irvine Welsh roared on to the literary scene with his 1993 novel, “Trainspotting,” a blisteringly funny and impassioned novel about a young junkie, Mark Renton, and his lunatic friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was made into a hit movie by Danny Boyle, launching the movie career of Ewan McGregor in the process. Ten more novels have followed “Trainspotting,” including a sequel, “Porno,” for which Boyle and the original cast have reunited for “T2 Trainspotting.” “These characters are all from the industrial working class, being made redundant, being made socially irrelevant in Britain,” Welsh told Dazed in 2016. “Twenty, thirty years later it’s happening to the middle classes... we’re rationing out the dregs of capitalism to people.”

    Below are Irvine Welsh’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    Janet Mock


    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Maya Angelou

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    Maggie Nelson


    To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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    Betty Fussell


    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Marlon James


    Epic Traditions of Africa

    Stephen Belcher

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    Jay McInerney


    A Handful of Dust

    Evelyn Waugh

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    John Berendt


    The Earl of Louisiana

    A.J. Liebling

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    Gary Shteyngart


    The Interpreter of Maladies

    Jhumpa Lahiri

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    Garth Greenwell


    The Small Backs of Children

    Lidia Yuknavitch

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    Sloane Crosley


    Far from the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

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