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Ian Rankin Reveals First 'Rebus' Novel Was Rejected Five Times

Crime author Ian Rankin has said that he was rejected five times by publishers for his first ‘Inspector Rebus’ novel before he eventually found success, on the 30th anniversary of the debut of his most...

Tim Burgess Says Collaborating With Paul Weller Was An 'Honour'

Tim Burgess says it was an ''honour'' collaborating with Paul Weller on 'Spinning Out'.The lead vocalist of the British indie band 'The Charlatans' has joined forces with a number of artists on the new album...

Stars Mourn Crime Writer William Mcilvanney

Among those attending the service at the University of Glasgow were fellow crime writer Ian Rankin, actors David Hayman and Tony Roper, Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross, and former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon...

Blues Great Rory Gallagher's Music Inspires New Rankin Crime Noir Project

Writer Ian Rankin and actor Aidan Quinn have teamed up for a new crime noir project set to the music of late blues legend Rory Gallagher.The three-Cd package of Kickback City, which has been written...

Authors And Fans Mourn The Death Of Writer Iain Banks

It’s been almost two days since the death of celebrated Scottish author Iain Banks and condolences are coming in from all across the literary world. Fellow writer and Scottsman Ian Rankin led the tributes on...

Ian Rankin Leads Tributes To Horror Writer James Herbert, Dead At 69

James Herbert, the influential author of The Rats and countless other horror novels, passed away on Wednesday, March 20. Crime writer Ian Rankin is amongst those who have paid tribute to the late author, who...

Ian Rankin Collaborates With Tim Burgess On Debut Single

Crime writer Ian Rankin has teamed up with The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess to release his debut single.A short story by Rankin, titled A Little Bit Of Powder, has been set to music by Burgess...

The Casual Vacancy: Jk Rowling's New Book Selling Steady

J.K. Rowling’s new book, The Casual Vacancy is performing very well in terms of sales, but it will always be compared to her multi-million selling Harry Potter franchise, The Guardian Reports.A spokesman for Nielsen BookScan...

Ian Rankin Bringing Rebus Back To Life In New Novel

Ian Rankin will be reprising one of his most popular characters, John Rebus for his forthcoming novel 'Standing In Another Man's Grave.' The author made the announcement at this year's Hay Festival, revealing that the...

Rowling Raises Funds For Ms Charity

HARRY POTTER creator JK ROWLING's masquerade charity ball raised over $340,000 (GBP200,000) for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, yesterday (17MAR06). Hollywood actor ROBBIE COLTRANE, who stars as HAGRID in the wizardry movie series, attended, while...

Church And Coldplay Honoured At Gq Awards

Teen sensation CHARLOTTE CHURCH and rockers COLDPLAY were among the winners at last night's (06SEP05) GQ Awards in London. The soprano-turned-pop singer was the only female winner at the men's magazine's annual awards, picking...

Scottish Writer Turns Down Connery's Memoirs

Leading Scottish author IAN RANKIN has turned down the chance to write fellow countryman SEAN CONNERY's memoirs. The thriller writer met up with the JAMES BOND actor recently (SEP04) - when the Hollywood star...

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