Peter J Robinson

PETER ROBINSON is the recipient of numerous awards for his Inspector Banks novels, including the prestigious Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for the French translation of In a Dry Season, the Edgar Award for the short story Missing in Action, Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Award, and several Arthur Ellis best novel awards. In 2002 he was awarded the Dagger in the Library by the British Crime Writers Association. In 2006 he was invited to join the exclusive and prestigious Detection Club, founded in 1928 by a group of mystery writers, including Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and G.K. Chesterton. Robinson was born in Yorkshire, England, and immigrated to Canada after graduating from the University of Leeds. He earned an 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 funds a scholarship at the University of Leeds for low-income students who want to be writers, and now divides his time between Toronto and Richmond, Yorkshire.