Tag Archives: Ian Rankin

Me and Ian Rankin, Part 2

So, some five years after I first met Ian Rankin, we met a second time when I hosted him at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Ian  changed my life after a brief encounter in Harrogate, UK. I saw him in … Continue reading

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Got a question for Ian Rankin?

I’ll be chatting onstage with the famous Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, on October 19 at the Ottawa International Writers Fest! Here’s your chance to ask him a question — we’ll have 40-50 minutes together and I’m wide open for suggestions. … Continue reading

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Me and Ian Rankin

I have just been invited to host a chat with the famous Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, on November 19th during the Ottawa International Writers Festival, and so it seems like a good time to repost this blog post on … Continue reading

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Scotland on Sunday – GREAT review of Midnight in Havana!

And very nice to see Ian Rankin getting a nod, too. Here’s the full review! ___________________________________________ From Harrogate to Havana: Putting Ramirez on the Map Midnight in Havana Peggy Blair Polygon, £8.99  Scotland on Sunday 7 June 2013 In her … Continue reading

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GREAT Review in The Ottawa Citizen for The Poisoned Pawn!

I had so much fun talking to Peter Robb, the arts editor for the Ottawa Citizen in  and I’m just thrilled by how much he liked The Poisoned Pawn. He wrote  an online story about my journey to publication: the profile/review will … Continue reading

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Those Edinburgh Paper Sculptures … now a book!

I have blogged here often about the amazing little paper sculptures that mysteriously appeared tucked on shelves in Edinburgh libraries. Here are only two examples of these detailed and remarkably creative little gems: two skeletons having a party, and the tiny Tyrannosaurus Rex that burst from … Continue reading

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The Giller Prize and Genre Fiction

Interesting interview with Elana Rabinovitch last year in the National Post (reproduced here in part) on the question of genre fiction: Q The list of eligible books on the Giller Prize website – those are put forward by the publishers? … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Paper Sculptures

As you may know, I’ve been following the story of these lovely, mysterious little sculptures that keep popping up in Edinburgh libraries (and that are connected to Ian Rankin’s books much of the time). They are created out of old … Continue reading

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