Author Ian Rankin is just as funny, smart and charming as his books. He came through Seattle in January, and “Well Read,” the books-and-authors television show on state public affairs channel TVW, snagged him for a talk about Scottish police detective (and world-class curmudgeon) John Rebus, the unlikely hero of 19 Rankin books. Rankin tells what it’s like living with a character who in many ways is the opposite of his creator.
Here’s a link to the interview. It also airs tonight on TVW, but exactly when depends on when the state legislature gets the job done today. Usual time is 7 and 10 p.m., subject to legislative intent.
For more information, here’s the Seattle Times review of Rankin’s latest book.