Irvine Welsh cancels Dunedin trip

Irvine Welsh. Photo: Getty Images
Irvine Welsh. Photo: Getty Images
The author of cult novel Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh, has cancelled a trip to Dunedin.

Welsh was to have come to the city in  September for a Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival event.

But festival programme director Claire Finlayson confirmed today he was not able to come, as the date clashed with a family funeral he had to attend in the United Kingdom.

Ms Finlayson said she hoped he would be able to come at a later date.

Born in 1958, the Scottish novelist is best known for Trainspotting, later made into a 1996 film of the same name. 

A film sequel, T2 Trainspotting, was released last year.

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