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Ian Rankin

WELCOME TO MY NEW LOOK WEBSITE!

Welcome to my new-look website!   I’m not sure that Rebus would approve – he still thinks of fax machines and cassette decks as new technology – but this is the place to find out […]

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THE SOCIAL CONTEXT

REAL TIME WRITING   ‘What I usually get first is a theme – which comes from something I’m interested in or some question that’s been bugging me’ Ian Rankin   Ian Rankin has written the […]

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CRIME SCENE EDINBURGH

‘The past was certainly important to Edinburgh. The city fed on its past like a serpent with its tail in its mouth’ The Black Book   There is more to Edinburgh than its history, architecture […]

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A VINYL GUY IN A DIGITAL WORLD

MUSIC AND REBUS   As a music obsessive, it follows that Ian’s favourite bands and their music would appear throughout the Rebus novels. But Rankin’s taste is not necessarily Rebus’s taste, after all, they are […]

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THE PATH FROM RANKIN TO REBUS

IAN’S LITERARY INFLUENCES   ‘As a kid, I sought out stories of all kinds’ (Ian writing in Rebus’s Scotland)   The young Ian Rankin devoured books borrowed from his local library such as A Clockwork Orange, The Godfather and One […]

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IAN REVEALS THE TITLE OF THE 20TH REBUS NOVEL

JOHN REBUS WILL RETURN THIS AUTUMN   In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Ian has revealed that his new novel featuring John Rebus will be called Even Dogs in the Wild. It is the 20th book […]

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IAN ON WATCHMAN

From the age of 12 until I was nearly 30, I kept a page-a-day diary, and reading through the years 1986-88 has allowed me to place Watchman in its historical context.   I got the idea […]

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IAN RANKIN ELECTED AS A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH

AUTHOR IS AMONG 56 PEOPLE CHOSEN TO JOIN THE ORGANISATION   Ian Rankin was named as one of 56 distinguished individuals elected to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, it was announced […]

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