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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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John le Carré remembered by writers and friends: 'He always had a naughty twinkle in the eye'
Margaret Atwood, John Banville, Tom Stoppard, Ralph Fiennes, John Boorman and more pay tribute to a master who transcended the limits of spy fiction

John Banville, Tom Stoppard, Charlotte Philby, Margaret Atwood, Philippe Sands, Tomas Alfredson, Susanna White, Hossein Amini, John Boorman, Ralph Fiennes, Bonnie Greer, Ian Rankin, Kit de Waal, Holly Watt and Adrian McKinty

14, Dec, 2020 @3:54 PM

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Ian Rankin: ‘The most overrated book? Nabokov’s Lolita’
The author on the novel that inspired Rebus, the importance of Miss Jean Brodie – and the book that made him laugh and cry

Ian Rankin

08, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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After the Fire by Henning Mankell review – Wallander author’s final novel
The elegiac final novel from the late author of the Wallander series, one of Scandinavia’s finest writers, weighs up life and death

Ian Rankin

13, Oct, 2017 @6:28 AM

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Ian Rankin: ‘Rebus is out there right now, on some Edinburgh street’
As Inspector Rebus approaches his 30th anniversary, his creator explains how the sleuth took on a life of his own

Ian Rankin

28, Oct, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Ian Rankin: ‘Solitude, coffee, music: 27 days later I have a first draft’
Nothing happens until he has a title and when he hits a wall he goes for a walk – the Rebus author on the way he works

Ian Rankin

07, May, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Literary quiz of the year, as set by authors: part one
What was Lolita’s surname? Which wine did Hannibal Lecter really enjoy with his liver and fava beans? Test your literary knowledge with these brainteasers set by writers like Ian Rankin, Sarah Waters and William Boyd

Ian Rankin, Sarah Waters, David Hare, William Boyd, John Lanchester, Antony Beevor and Alexandra Harris

19, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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My hero: William McIlvanney by Ian Rankin
In his graceful writing, McIlvanney captured the beauty and dignity of ordinary men and women faced with the challenges of life

Ian Rankin

12, Dec, 2015 @9:00 AM

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My hero: Henning Mankell by Ian Rankin
The Swedish crime writer was a complex figure who lived an extraordinary life. His novels featuring detective Kurt Wallander critiqued politics and big business and explored the human condition

Ian Rankin

10, Oct, 2015 @10:00 AM

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My hero: Iain Banks by Ian Rankin

A year after Banks's death, Ian Rankin he will always remember his fellow writer's almighty guffaw

Ian Rankin

13, Jun, 2014 @11:30 AM

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Sue Townsend – 'a lone voice, a humanist and a genius'
With the death of Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole and The Queen and I, the world has lost a unique comic talent. We asked writers to share their memories of the woman who hated to be called a national treasure

Ian Rankin, Michael Rosen, Jonathan Coe, Alexis Petridis, Bob and Roberta Smith, Susan Calman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Robin Ince, Luke Wright and Isy Suttie

11, Apr, 2014 @7:39 PM

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Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Malcolm Gladwell, Eleanor Catton and many more recommend the books that impressed them this year

Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Tom Stoppard, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, William Boyd, Bill Bryson, Shami Chakrabarti, Sarah Churchwell, Antonia Fraser, Mark Haddon, Robert Harris, Max Hastings, Philip Hensher, Simon Hoggart, AM Homes, John Lanchester, Mark Lawson, Robert Macfarlane, Andrew Motion, Ian Rankin, Lionel Shriver, Helen Simpson, Colm Tóibín, Richard Ford, John Gray, David Kynaston, Penelope Lively, Pankaj Mishra, Blake Morrison and Susie Orbach

23, Nov, 2013 @7:00 AM

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