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Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin in conversation with Barry McIlheney

Now 30 years since his most famous character - Detective Inspector John Rebus - first hit the page, Ian Rankin remains one of Scotland's most successful and widely-loved authors. The UK's number one best-selling crime writer, he has now sold millions of books worldwide, and in 2002 received an OBE for his services to literature. In this exclusive Magfest special, he sits down with PPA CEO and ex-Smash Hits and Empire Editor-in-Chief Barry McIlheney to discuss his lifelong love of magazines, the craft of writing, and their shared love of the one and only Van Morrison.