Private: Welsh in and on the U.S.

Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting and Porno, has moved to the U.S. and is writing a column about America for the Daily Telegraph.

“We need to remember that it’s the oil-greedy government led by an Ivy-League rich brat who used his family connections to avoid serving in Vietnam, who are sending troops into Iraq, not the American people,” Welsh says.

He also talks about his writing process:

Music helps me immeasurably in the writing process. I make out a play list for every character and buy the records they would listen to; it helps me find their personas. What they play, where they stay, who they lay, is my matrix for character development.