Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons. See less
The following is a personality profile of Ian Rankin based on his work.
Ian Rankin is social, generous and informal.
He is confident, he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. He is assertive as well: he tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and he is comfortable leading groups. But, Ian Rankin is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for organization.
Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
Recently I wrote a damning review on Rankin's "Beggar's Banquet". I still think that collection of short stories is a mess, but there you have it. I am on the 15th or 16th or the John Rebus series, ... Read More
I have hit a snag on my quest to read all of Ian Rankin's novels. I am up to #13. (I am not sure about what his collection of short stories, "Beggar's Banquet" are: some seem to be college essays.) ... Read More
Rankin probably could've used a good editor. I just order two more books in the Rebus series. This guy shows great potential. The more he wrote, the better he achieved as a mystery writer, although ... Read More