Ian Rankin announces dates for RebusFest

Edinburgh crime writer Ian Rankin has announced the dates for RebusFest, a celebration of 30 years of his iconic cop Inspector John Rebus.

RebusFest, which takes place in Edinburgh from 30 June to 2 July, will be a festival of arts, literature, music and film and will be your chance to step into Rebus’ world and explore the making of much-loved iconic detective.

Speaking about the event, Rankin says: “I had no idea when I published Knots And Crosses in 1987 that Rebus would still be sharing his adventures – and misadventures – with me thirty years later.

“It’s a thrill to be spending 2017 celebrating the man, his legacy, and his taste in music. Central to this is RebusFest – a weekend festival in Edinburgh of all things Rebus. I just hope he enjoys all the hoopla – I need him to still be speaking to me afterwards…”

The festival will be curated by Rankin himself and will include interactive events, live music, walking tours, screenings, and food and drink, as well as talks on the historic and contemporary influences on Rebus.

Experts, artists and performers will join Rankin across the weekend to provide a unique insight into one of the most significant and best-loved characters in crime fiction.

The full line up will be revealed on 17 March, when tickets will go on sale.

Recently, Rankin took part in AAA’s My Edinburgh series, you can read it by clicking on the graphic below.

Author Ian Rankin answers questions from AAA Edinburgh

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