Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, just released his latest novel, Filth, in the U.S.
Q: You ordered decaf? Isn't that kind of wimpy for a guy who writes about drugs?
A: Yeah, totally. But in America they keep pouring you coffee, so I've had about eight cups of coffee this morning.
Q: I hear that you like to write on a drug comedown. I sometimes like to write on a sugar high, so I know what you mean, man.
A: That's why my books are quite nasty.
Q: Yeah, there's not a lot of love in your books. Do you...