#edbookfest: Ian Rankin: “Rebus is Rebus.”

An update on Rebus from Ian Rankin at Edinburgh Book Festival from Heather

Heather Writes

edbookfestbannerianRebus Gets Up to His Old Tricks | Retirement didn’t suit John Rebus and nor, it seems, did it suit his creator, Ian Rankin. Thankfully, Rebus is well and truly back on the beat in Rankin’s latest novel, and he joins the Edinburgh International Book Festival to chat about it. We even get a world exclusive reading from Rather Be the Devil, so exclusive he reads it from printed paper because they’ve not got proofs yet.

“The man who puts lorry into laureate.”
“The man who puts the lorry into laureate,” jokes Ian as he’s introduced as a laureate of Edinburgh. 2016 marks 30 years since he was first published, with next year marking 30 years of Rebus. He talks about Polygon, originally set up by students at the University of Edinburgh, who published his first book, alongside some early James Kelman.

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