Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin and JK Rowling books have opening lines translated into Scots

Books including titles by Ian Rankin and JK Rowling have had their first lines translated into Scots as part of a project celebrating stories inspired by, written or created in Scotland.The first line of Rankin’s novel Knots And Crosses, which introduces readers to the detective John Rebus, has been translated, as have others including Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Dracula by Bram Stoker.Booker Prize-winning Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart has also had its opening line translated as part of the Braw Beginnings project, as has Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.Tourism body VisitScotland teamed up with Scots expert and writer Alistair...
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Damian Lewis, Ian Rankin honored by queen on her jubilee

Actor Damian Lewis and crime writer Ian Rankin are among hundreds of Britons honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday as she celebrates 70 years on the throne. Lewis, star of TV shows "Homeland" and "Billions," was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honors List, which this year coincides with celebrations of the 96-year-old monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

Actor Damian Lewis, author Ian Rankin honoured by queen

LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) - Actor Damian Lewis, author Ian Rankin and former Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster were among more than 1,100 people recognised by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her annual birthday honours. The list, issued to mark the 96-year-old monarch's official birthday, honours recipients for their "outstanding"...

Sir Ian Rankin ‘not sure’ what star character Rebus would make of knighthood

Sir Ian Rankin has said he is “honoured” to receive a knighthood, but is not sure what his star character John Rebus would make of it.The author has been made a knight in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to literature and charity.“It is amazing to be honoured in this way as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It may not make writing my next book any easier but it is gratifying to be recognised both for my crime novels and the work I do for charity,” Sir Ian said.“I’m not sure what Detective Inspector John Rebus would...