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Ian Rankin is the bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His most recent book - the twenty-first instalment of the Rebus series - is Rather Be the Devil. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents. He is the recipient of numerous international awards for crime writing and has been awarded honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh. He has received the OBE for services to literature, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2017 will become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.