Meet Ian Rankin, one of the world’s most famous crime fiction writers, in conversation with Colin Steele.
Ian’s new book, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, sees the return of his detective, John Rebus, five years after Rebus’s retirement. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin’s latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh’s internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty.
Since Rebus’s first appearance in 1987, Rankin’s novels have gained global acclaim, become international bestsellers and won him numerous awards. Rebus is “one of the most beguiling characters in the history of crime fiction” according to The Times. Two series of Rebus have been televised, with John Hannah and Ken Stott playing Rebus.
This will be Rankin’s only Canberra appearance, in a short visit to Australia as a main speaker of the Crime and Justice Festival in Melbourne. Those who attended his booked-out talks a decade ago in Canberra will remember his wit, charm and vibrant personality.
Book sales and signings will follow the lecture.
When: Monday 19 November, 6-7pm Where: Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU