Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
RebusFest dates announced!
Mark your diaries for RebusFest, a celebration of 30 years of your favourite detective, in Edinburgh from 30th June - 2nd July.
You all know RebusFest is coming this year, and today we’re finally able to announce the dates!
RebusFest 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 the iconic detective you love.
Ian 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 Ian 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 Ian 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 17th March, when tickets will go on sale. We'll let you know first as details are confirmed so you can book your place at what is guaranteed to be a weekend you won't forget.
So, save the dates now and watch this space for more information!