Snippet: RBA crime novel prize to Ian Rankin

Even Dogs in the Wild Ian Rankin

On Sept. 8, 2016, and in Barcelona, Ian Rankin was awarded the X Premio RBA de Novela Negra [Tenth RBA crime novel prize] for his novel Los perros salvajes; judging from the title it is the Spanish version of his 2015 John Rebus novel Even Dogs in the Wild [Wikipedia]. The news is not really surprising, considering that RBA has been Rankin’s publisher in Spain for years and that Spanish publishers in the recent past have tended to give their literary prizes to in-house authors as a relatively cheap means of publicity – though the juries are claimed to be independent… What makes the RBA prize special is that with 125,000 EUR it is the highest endowed crime novel award in the world.

More information on Ian Rankin (Cardenden, Fife, 1960) can be found in the Wikipedia and The Guardian.

 

SOURCE: El País, Sept. 8, 2016; author homepage

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