Mon, 15/04/2013 - 14:05
Author Ian Rankin has confirmed that his new novel will again feature series character John Rebus, and will be entitled Saints of the Shadow Bible.
Rankin made the announcement over Twitter from Waterstones bookshop in Inverness where he was holding an event this morning (15th April).
Rankin brought back Rebus after...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 09:00
Two of crime's biggest names will work together for the first time next year when Peter James and Ian Rankin have their most famous creations—DS Roy Grace and DI John Rebus—teaming up to look into a long-unsolved murder.
James and Rankin have co-written "In the Nick of Time" for a charity anthology for...
Fri, 21/12/2012 - 06:12
Ian Rankin has become the first Scottish writer, and only the seventh British novelist, to pass the £50m print sales barrier since official records began. Thanks to a huge surge in sales of his books since he picked up the Outstanding Achievement gong at the Specsavers National Book Awards earlier this month, Rankin breezed passed the...
Tue, 09/10/2012 - 11:46
Ian Rankin, A L Kennedy, Andrew O'Hagan, Alasdair Gray, Liz Lochhead, Don Paterson and Robin Robertson are among over 100 signatories to an open letter sent to Creative Scotland expressing dismay over what is described as an "ongoing crisis" at the arts funding organisation.
The signatories—which also include high-...
Mon, 20/08/2012 - 08:20
Author Irvine Welsh has hit out at the Man Booker Prize at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, saying it is "based on the conceit that upper-class Englishness is the cultural yardstick against which all literature must be measured."
Welsh also said that his novel Trainspotting would struggle to find...
Tue, 31/07/2012 - 10:05
The trade has paid tribute to multi-award-winning Irish author Maeve Binchy after her death at the age of 72.
The journalist, short story and novel writer sold over 40 million books with her work translated into more than 30 different languages. Her last novel, Minding Frankie (Orion), which was published in September 2010,...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 09:40
Author Ian Rankin has revealed that his next novel Standing in Another Man’s Grave will see the return of his hero Rebus, who he is bringing out of retirement after five years.
The Orion title is lined up for 8th November, and will be told with Rebus at its centre, as well as new character Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh'...
Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:02
Ian Rankin, Robert Harris and Val McDermid are on the longlist for this year's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Rankin's The Impossible Dead (Orion), Harris' The Fear Index (Arrow) and McDermid's The Retribution (Sphere) are in the running alongside S J Watson's dé...
Tue, 21/02/2012 - 09:56
Author Ian Rankin stressed that authors "really need publishers", especially "as more content floods the market, of varying quality", as his own publisher Orion celebrated its 20th anniversary at a reception at the Natural History Museum in London last night.
Rankin, who was one of the original authors to join...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 07:30
Gareth Brookes' The Black Project has won Myriad Editions' first competition for a graphic novel in progress, with judges including novelist Ian Rankin choosing Brookes' work from a shortlist of seven.
Graphic novels commissioning editor Corinne Pearlman, who judged the prize alongside Rankin, graphic novelists...