Melbourne Writers Festival: Irvine Welsh: Redemption
Melbourne Writers Festival
‘I’ve always had some kind of moral conscience, but it gets stronger when you get older. It’s harder to be a bastard,’ says Irvine Welsh. ‘You’ve got to be a bit kind to yourself as well.’ The highly acclaimed and often controversial cult author of Trainspotting asks if artists have a responsibility to say sorry for their art, social crimes or personal misdemeanours before seeking redemption. He talks with Omar Musa.