Ian Rankin

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: Sally Rooney, Stephen King and more
Looking for a new reading recommendation? Here are some wonderful new paperbacks, from new editions of classic Marvel comics to great novels for the summer

21, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Ian Rankin: ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a perfect gem of a story’
The crime writer on being fascinated by A Clockwork Orange, inspired by Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and taking comfort in Muriel Spark’s novel

Ian Rankin

07, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
The Dark Remains by William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin; Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty; Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden; The Whistleblower by Robert Peston; and The Wrong Goodbye by Toshihiko Yahagi

Laura Wilson

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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I don’t know why Jackie Leven isn’t better known – he should be revered
As the late Scottish troubadour gets his first greatest hits album, novelist and collaborator Ian Rankin recalls his relationship with this chronicler of alienation and fragile masculinity

Ian Rankin

20, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jessie Greengrass: 'Frog and Toad Are Friends contains one of the best jokes ever written'
The author on underrated ‘great of feminist literature’ Gaudy Night, looking forward to every Ian Rankin novel, and never finishing Middlemarch

Jessie Greengrass

19, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ian Rankin: 'Why does it take celebrity voices for disabled people to be heard?'
Scotland’s pre-eminent crime writer joins broadcaster Jo Whiley berating ‘woeful’ treatment of people with learning difficulties over Covid

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

19, Feb, 2021 @12:15 PM

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Ian Rankin hits out at lack of Covid jab advice for people with learning disabilities
Crime writer accuses governments of ignoring people like his 26-year-old son, who is in a care home

Libby Brooks

17, Feb, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Ian Rankin to complete William McIlvanney’s final novel The Dark Remains
Due out next year, the novel will see the Rebus creator fill out notes for another Laidlaw mystery left by the revered Scottish crime writer on his death in 2015

Alison Flood

05, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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The best recent thrillers – review roundup
Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson makes a winning debut

Alison Flood

02, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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‘With Edinburgh empty, we’re seeing our city through tourists’ eyes’
Novelist Ian Rankin and other locals walk Edinburgh’s locked-down, tourist-free streets, and discover parts of the city they never knew existed

Peter Ross

12, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Lee Child on Jack Reacher: 'I don't like him that much'
Author says he takes a hard-hearted approach to character and planned to kill him off

Alison Flood

27, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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