(born 27 September 1958) is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His 1993 novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scots and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.
Welsh now is in Dublin but has lived in Miami since 2018, when he divorced from his Chicagoan wife. They had lived together in the Lakeview neighborhood, where he lived since 2009. Prior to Chicago, he lived in Dublin, Ireland. Welsh is an avid supporter of Hibernian F.C. and Scottish independence
The Long Knives