Ian Rankin is one of Scotland’s most popular contemporary writers.
In 1987 he published Knots and Crosses, the first book in what has become an internationally best-selling detective series, centred on the inimitable and irascible Inspector John Rebus.
Today, the Rebus novels account for more than 10% of all UK crime fiction sales and for decades, Rankin's writing has attracted wide critical acclaim. The books are known for their intricate storylines, uncompromising portrayal of modern Scottish society – and absorption with Edinburgh.
This exhibition celebrates the relationship between the author and his most famous creation, and both men’s connections with this city, its history and people.
On display for the first time is a selection of manuscripts and personal items belonging to and interpreted by Ian Rankin in his own words, along with filmed interviews made especially for Rebus30.
These explore and record his relationship with Rebus, Edinburgh and the three authors represented in the Writers’ Museum collections: Burns, Scott and Stevenson.
Find out what's happening at ianrankin.net/rebusfest.
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