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The Trainspotting author—who, in a fabulous plot twist, moved to Chicago and met his wife after headlining Columbia College’s Story Week a few years back—returns to the lit fest.
March 13–18 The school’s annual tribute to the short story includes a talk with homegirl Audrey Niffenegger and others (March 15 at 6) and the Literary Rock & Roll Bash, with Welsh reading and DJ’ing at Metro (March 16 at 6). Free. Schedule, locations: colum.edu/storyweek.
Photograph: Steve Double