Iain Levison


Iain Levison was born in Scotland in 1963 and came to the United States in 1971. At the end of his university career, he worked in various jobs, which inspired his first book, Tribulations of a Precarious Man. His first novel, Un petit boulot, was an immediate success in France, as were the following novels, which were funny and scathing critiques of American society. Three of them have already been adapted for the cinema (Un petit boulot, Arrêtez-moi là! and Une canaille et demie). Un voisin trop discret, published in March 2021, has won over all readers.

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Autobiography for Quais du Polar

I worked low-paying jobs in America for over thirty years. I used to work as a maintenance man, and I’d come to France and hang out with famous writers and intellectuals at a festival, then be back unclogging toilets the next week.

Crime favorites

Noir novel: The Grifters, Jim Thompson

movie: Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder

Noir writer: Dennis Lehane

Noir song : Hold On, Tom Waits

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