Ian Rankin: Criminal Minds

Ian Rankin

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The American writers who have influenced his writing

Interviewed for The Guardian in 2016, Ian Rankin reflected, ‘The great thing about America is I always come back with more books and more tip-offs of who to read. It’s a country in love with crime fiction.’ 

In this event the creator of the legendary Inspector Rebus novels discusses the effect of American crime fiction on his work, including the influence of Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, who himself described Ian Rankin as ‘the King of Tartan Noir.’ 

Ian Rankin is in conversation with Maxim Jakubowski, writer and editor of crime, mystery and erotic fiction, regular broadcaster on TV and radio and former owner of the Charing Cross Road crime bookshop, Murder One.

In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature

Image: Ian Rankin


Name: Ian Rankin: Criminal Minds
Where: Knowledge Centre
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