Interview: Crime writer Ian Rankin

By Craig Sisterson In Books

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3rd November, 2012
Therapy, fun, and dissatisfaction: a quarter century after his first crime novel was published, with shelves full of awards, millions of books sold and an OBE for services to literature under his belt, iconic Scottish author Ian Rankin is still driven to write, for many reasons. “We writers seem to be very compulsive individuals,” he says. “We’re happiest at a desk with a pen and paper or laptop or whatever it happens to be. We’re happiest inside our heads, which makes us very strange creatures.” Strange, but not as strange as they would be if they couldn’t transfer what their ...

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