Fiction article writer, playwright, and screenwriter most widely known for Trainspotting, a 1993 book that was adapted right into a popular 1996 film. His various other literary works are the brief tale collection The Acidity House as well as the play Babylon Heights. Through the past due 1970s, he was a guitarist with many London-based punk rings. He later gained a Professional of Business Administration level from Heriot-Watt School in Scotland. Three of his novellas had been published being a 1996 function entitled Ecstasy: Three Stories of Chemical Love. The son of the dock worker dad and a waitress mom, he was raised in public casing tasks in Edinburgh, Scotland. He co-wrote the screenplay for Wedding ceremony Belles, a 2007 tv film that starred Scottish celebrity Shirley Henderson.