Ian Rankin

I’ve written the perfect book

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I met a Canadian couple for lunch in Edinburgh. They were from Vancouver – he a judge, she an opera…

I Live Here Now: a short story by Ian Rankin

19 December 2020 9:00 am

A short story. Illustrated by Carolyn Gowdy

We don't want pandemic novels – we want gentle escapism

28 November 2020 9:00 am

I’m often asked when I’ll write a pandemic novel. I’m not sure I’d ever be tempted, though the backdrop of…

The story of Alex Salmond is (far) stranger than fiction

2 February 2019 9:00 am

For legal reasons I shouldn’t say much about the Alex Salmond case, but it does bolster the argument that the…

Ian Rankin’s diary: Paris, ignoring Twitter and understanding evil

21 November 2015 9:00 am

After ten days away, I spent last Friday at home alone, catching up on washing, shopping for cat food, answering…