Irvine Welsh has written an original short story for the Book Slam anthology One For The Trouble. Each piece in the anthology is inspired by a particular track by a specific band – in Welsh’s case, Comeback Girl by Irish funk rock band Republic Of Loose. One For The Trouble is available as a Kindle download for a piffling 2 quid 29 at the moment, but you can also buy individual stories at the official Book Slam site for 99p a go.
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One For The Trouble – Book Slam Volume One is the first publication from the UK’s premier literary event. Editor Patrick Neate approached eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Simon Armitage’s poem, for example, reflects hauntingly on the suicide of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis, while award-winning young adult author, Patrick Ness, stretches his skills with a darkly comic take on ‘Let Me Entertain You’. The resulting collection is unique, diverse and thoroughly entertaining. One For The Trouble provides a perfect snapshot of the very best contemporary British writing.