Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh dedicates new book to Bradley Welsh’s ‘inspiration’
Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh dedicated his latest novel to close friend Bradley Welsh after his death in 2019.
The Trainspotting creator shared that his latest book, The Long Knives, was written as a tribute to the T2 star after they remained friends for more than three decades.
Bradley Welsh, 48, was shot dead outside his Edinburgh home in April 2019 and was known for his work around the city as well as running Holyrood Boxing Gym.
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Boxing and Hibs fans Irvine wrote about how Bradley “misses every day”, adding:
“This book is dedicated to the living, immortal spirit of Bradley John Welsh. Every day missed, every moment inspiring.”
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In 2021 Sean Orman, 31, was jailed for the murder of Bradley Welsh following a 12-day trial at Edinburgh High Court.
A jury had found Orman guilty of shooting the 48-year-old on his doorstep after he returned to his New Town home from his boxing gym.
With Irvine Welsh’s dedication and the new novel coming out in August, the writer said his death and that of two other friends, singer Jake Black and record producer Andrew Weatherall, left him unable to write for a long time, reports the Record .
He added, “However, I know with great confidence how all three of them would dismiss this as nonsense, so I’m glad to be back in the arena of fiction.