Thanks to the wonders of technology, we’re joining one of the world’s most significant literary festivals – happening simultaneously on the other side of the planet (14–30 August). Edinburgh International Book Festival presents beloved crime writer Ian Rankin live from their studio in an exclusive event just for WORD. Rankin will appear with an interviewer on stage at the Piano, giving the audience a chance to ask questions face to (digital) face.
Something dark is afoot in Scotland. Ian Rankin’s Rebus is facing a crisis in A Song For The Dark Times. And in his brand new book, Rankin joins forces with iconic Scottish crime writer, the late William McIlvanney, completing the manuscript he left behind. The result is The Dark Remains, which brings to life the criminal world of 1970s Glasgow with McIlvanney’s DI Laidlaw, the detective that inspired a gritty genre.