I don’t know if I like Irvine Welsh or not, but there are apparently many people who do. At any rate, I think this method of interviewing anyone is fantastic.
I’ve had a great reception there, but then I have had everywhere I’ve been in Eastern Europe. There are countries where I’m a big airport novelist, while in others I have a cult underground following. And in some places it’s just, “Who the fuck are you?” I like the idea of being a mainstream star in one place, a rebel icon in another and a jakey somewhere else.