Iain Levison


Iain Levison, born in Scotland in 1963, arrived in the US in 1971. He worked for ten years various odd jobs, driver house painter trucks, angler mover in Alaska ! All these jobs will inspire his first book, A Working Stiff’s Manifesto. Success will come to France with Since the Layoffs and novels that follow.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

My name is Iain Levison, and I was in trouble with the law for 15 years, including ten arrests and one imprisonment.  Crime writing is the only legal job where this is actually a benefit.

Crime favorites

Noir novel: Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith.

movie: Body Heat, Lawrence Kasdan.

Noir writer: Raymond Chandler.