[I Took The First James Kelman Novel, 'The Bus Conductor Hines', Home To My Dad. I Thought, 'My Dad Will Like This; It's Written In Scots.' But My Dad Said: 'I Can't Read That.' He Was Reading James Bond And John Le Carre. That Was Part Of What Attracted Me To Crime - The Idea Of Getting A Wide Audience.]

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