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Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin was born in 1960.
He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982.
While pursuing a PhD in Scottish Literature, Rankin began writing his first few novels.
Before becoming a successful author, Rankin worked as a grape-picker, swineherd and taxman.
Rankin is actively involved in documentaries with BBC television, and even presented his own TV series: “Ian Rankin’s Evil Thoughts.” Rankin is most famous for his Inspector Rebus Series, which had been adapted into a TV series.
His novels have been translated into twenty-two languages and are best sellers in several countries.
He lived in both France and London before settling down with his wife, Miranda, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has two sons, Jack and Kit.