Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ian Rankin to take year off

At the Edinburgh Book Festival Ian Rankin announced he will take a year off, the Scotsman reports, after finishing the manuscript of the next Inspector Rebus novel SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE (out in November from Orion and January from Little, Brown) and a stage play. "I'm going to have a year off next year. I'm knackered, basically. Bluntly, I’m just shattered. I need the batteries recharging big-time." He added: "Friends of mine are dropping dead. Gavin Wallace dropped dead at the age of 53 earlier this year. I'm 53. Then of course Iain Banks was taken from us at the age of 59. I don't want to die slumped over my desk. So I'm taking a year off next year and doing some travelling."

Via Publishers Lunch

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