Ian Rankin

Scottish writer (1960-)

Ian James Rankin (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.

Ian Rankin in 2007


  • I used to think that comedy came from wanting acceptance, wanting to be liked. Now I know differently. I know it's all down to fear. Fear, ladies and gentlemen, is the only true comedian in town.
    • The Only True Comedian (2000)