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Peter Robinson is an English author of crime fiction. Born in Yorkshire in 1950, he studied English literature at the University of Leeds before moving to Canada. There, he studied English and creative writing at The University of Windsor and York University, earning an MA and PhD. He went on to each at community colleges in Toronto and at the University of Windsor.
Robinson’s first novel, Gallows View, was published in 1987. It started his series of novels featuring Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and was shortlisted for two awards. It was followed the next year by A Dedicated Man and in 1989 by both A Necessary End and The Hanging Valley.
In 1990, Robinson wrote his first non-Inspector Banks novel, Caedmon’s Song. Though outside of the series, it would be referenced in 2007’s Friend of the Devil, which was part of the Inspector Banks series. His only other non-series book has been 1995’s No Cure for Love.
Within his Inspector Banks series, he has won a variety of awards. Past Reason Hated, published in 1991, earned him the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. Wednesday’s Child, published in 1992, won an award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters and was nominated for an Edgar Award. His 1996 novel, Innocent Graves, was also highly praised and earned him another Arthur Ellis Award. In a Dry Season, published in 1999, won four different awards, each for best novel.
Robinson continues to write full time, with his most recent publications being 2011’s Before the Poison and 2012’s Watching the Dark.