Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

When bestselling Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin swept through Australia to promote his book Standing in Another Man’s Grave, he dropped into the Wheeler Centre to chat about the return of Rebus, why he’s a frustrated rock star, Scotland’s changing society and making it up as he goes along.


Portrait of Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin's first Rebus novel was published in 1987. The Rebus books are now translated into 36 languages, and are bestsellers worldwide.

Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.

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