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Born: 27 September 1958
Education: Granton Primary School, Ainslie Park High School, Stevenson College, and Heriot-watt University – all in Edinburgh. He also studied at Telford College.
Career: Welsh has published 11 novels and four collections of short stories. He is also a writer of plays and screenplays. His first novel, Trainspotting, was adapted into a film of the same name, directed by Danny Boyle.