VJ Books Presents Author Peter Robinson!
Peter Robinson was born in Yorkshire, England. After getting his BA Honours Degree in English Literature at the University of Leeds, he came to Canada and took his MA in English and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor, with Joyce Carol Oates as his tutor, then a PhD in English at York University. He has taught at a number of Toronto community colleges and universities and served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, 1992-93.
He is best known for his crime fiction novels set in Yorkshire featuring Inspector Alan Banks. He has also published a number of other novels and short stories as well as some poems and two articles on writing.
Caedmon's Song, the first departure from the series, was published in 1990.
Robinson lives in Toronto with his wife, Sheila Halladay.
Peter Robinson Bibliography
Inspector Banks Series
Gallows View - 1987
- A Dedicated Man - 1988
- A Necessary End - 1989
- The Hanging Valley - 1989
- Past Reason Hated - 1991
- Wednesday's Child - 1992
- Dry Bones That Dream - 1994 - published in the USA as Final Account
- Innocent Graves - 1996
- Dead Right - 1997 - published in the USA as Blood at the Root
- Not Safe After Dark - 1998 - Short stories; includes three Inspector Banks stories
- In A Dry Season - 1999
- Cold is the Grave - 2000
- Aftermath - 2001
- The Summer that Never Was - 2003 - published in the USA as Close to Home'
- Playing with Fire - 2004
- Strange Affair - 2005
- Piece of My Heart - 2006
- Friend of the Devil - 2007
- All The Colours Of Darkness - 2008
- Bad Boy - 2010
- Watching The Dark - 2012
- Children Of the Revolution - 2013
- Abattoir Blues - 2014 - published in the USA as In the Dark Places
- Sleeping in the Ground - July 2017
- Careless Love - February 2019
- Caedmon's Song - 1990
- The First Cut - American Adaptation of Caedmon's Song - 1993
- No Cure for Love - 1995
- The Price Of Love - 2009 - Short stories; includes an Inspector Banks novella and three Banks stories
- Before The Poison - 2011
Peter Robinson Awards
- 1990 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – “Innocence”
- 1991 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Past Reason Hated
- 1994 TORGI Talking Book Award – Past Reason Hated
- 1995 Author’s Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters - Final Account
- 1996 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Innocent Graves
- 1998 Macavity Award for Best Short Story – “The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage”
- 1999 Anthony Award for Best Novel – In a Dry Season
- 1999 Barry Award for Best Novel – In a Dry Season
- 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel – Cold is the Grave
- 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – “Murder in Utopia”
- 2000 Edgar Award for Best Short Story – “Missing in Action”
- 2001 Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - France – In a Dry Season
- 2002 Martin Beck Award - Sweden – In a Dry Season
- 2002 CWA - UK Dagger in The Library Award
- 2003 Spoken Word Bronze Award – The Hanging Valley
- 2006 Palle Rosenkrantz Award - Denmark – Cold is the Grave
- 2008 Toronto Public Library Celebrates Reading Award
- 2008 FRIEND OF THE DEVIL was shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award
- 2012 BEFORE THE POISON won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. This was Peter’s sixth Arthur Ellis award.
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