26 March, 2007

Irvine Welsh, "Wedding Belles", interview

The Times:

“But also, it’s a chance to write strong working-class women. I’ve always liked the women characters I’ve written, but they have never had the airtime, and yet some of the most interesting things I’ve done in life have been with groups of girls. The same challenges apply as with men — loyalty to the group, developing as an individual — but they’re more acute because of the pressure to procreate. It’s about struggling to maintain camaraderie against the forces of commerce and biology.”

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