Radio Wolinsky

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin, whose latest novel is “Rather Be The Devil,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

Ian Rankin has carved a name for himself as the premier Scottish writer of noir fiction. His series detective, John Rebus, has appeared in most of his over 25 books. Focusing on police procedure in Edinburgh, these books capture Scotland, his people and politics, in a way that few others have.

In this wide-ranging interview, Ian Rankin talks about his process of writing, the emergence of Rebus and other characters, his thoughts about fiction in the age of Brexit and other topics.


Ian Rankin website

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