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Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Crime Writer

Ian Rankin is an Edinburgh-based crime writer. His interests include beer and music.

What were you like at school?

I was quite brainy, not super-brainy. Not exactly sporty. A dreamer and schemer, happiest alone in my bedroom, drawing cartoons, writing song lyrics, reading books, listening to music.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?

I’d probably be the blackest black – my favourite colour. Maybe because as a crime write I’m usually looking at the dark side of life.

What inspires you about this project?

I think it’s a shame we’re not more creative and don’t use our imaginations more – the human imagination is a super power all on its own – it can invent universes, and take each and every one of us through time and space.

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