Malta bans Irvine Welsh novel

A book by the Scottish author Irvine Welsh has been banned in Malta. The University of Malta has taken Walsh’s novel Porno off its library shelves. Malta’s censorship laws state that “obscene or pornographic” literature should not be available to the public and the country’s classification board must approve all literature. Porno, a sequel to the Walsh’s best-selling Trainspotting, features characters involved in the porn industry.