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Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four CWA...See more

Personality Profile For Ian Rankin

The following is a personality profile of Ian Rankin based on his work.

Ian Rankin is social, generous and informal.

He is confident, he is hard to embarrass and is self-confident most of the time. He is assertive as well: he tends to speak up and take charge of situations, and he is comfortable leading groups. But, Ian Rankin is also laid-back: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for organization.

Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.


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