2023 Festival Event

Sam Delaney in conversation with Irvine Welsh

Sam Delaney in conversation with Irvine Welsh

Sam Delaney once declared that self-help, sobriety and therapy were for hippies, weirdos and neurotics.  Previously a Jack-the-lad of his time, Sam gave up drink and drugs in 2015.  He is now a best-selling author on mental health problems and addiction.  He talks with the novelist Irvine Welsh about mental health, addiction and recovery, how hard it is to admit you need help and where to look for support.

Sam hosts The Reset podcast on mental health and works for both radio and TV.  He writes for a broad range of newspapers and magazines, from The Sunday Times to Cosmopolitan.

Irvine Welsh is well-known for his best-selling gritty novels and short fiction.  His first book Trainspotting became a cult film of the 1990s.  His most recent book, The Long Knives, is the second installment in his CRIME trilogy.

Sam Delaney - sort your head out

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