Aurelio Zen is a fictional Italian detective character created by British author Michael Dibdin. He made his debut in the written medium in 1988 with Ratking. Three years after Dibdin’s passing, the series was brought to life in the form of three feature-length dramas based on Dibdin’s series. Zen is portrayed by English actor Rufus […]


Michael Dibdin (1947-2007) was a British novelist who wrote crime fiction, largely featuring the character Aurelio Zen. He also wrote several standalone novels. Dibdin was born in Middlesex, England, but also lived in Northern Ireland, Edmonton, Italy and finally in Seattle. While Aurelio Zen was set in Italy, his other works were often set in […]