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Monday, December 19, 2005

Crime writers are denied prizes by literary snobs

His gritty detective novels have sold an estimated 17 million copies worldwide, yet the Scottish writer Ian Rankin believes that "literary snobs" turn up their noses when it comes to crime fiction. The Edinburgh-based author and creator of the hugely successful John Rebus books has lambasted critics who ignore the crime genre - from Independent News and Media

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