Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Ian Rankin Talks Rebus

I wanted to share this cool Ian Rankin microsite that UK publisher Orion has launched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rankin's irrepressible police detective Inspector Rebus. It has a few details about Rankin's new book, The Naming of the Dead, which takes place during the G8 summit. You can also see some video of Ranking talking about the new book and have your own literary jam to this Rebus Groove by Irish singer-songwriter Christopher Singleton featuring some spoken-word goodness from the man himself.

From personal experience, I can tell you that Rankin is one of the smartest writers I've had the pleasure to interview. If you want to catch up on Ian's work up to this point, you can read my 2005 interview with him for Bookslut.