Friday 16 September, 8pm, Thomas Paine Study Centre UEA, £10 / £8 conc

Tickets available on the door, cash or cheque.

As the UK’s number one bestselling crime writer, Ian Rankin needs no further introduction. Join him for a special event which marks the start of his position as UNESCO City of Literature Visiting Professor at UEA and the 30th anniversary of his most iconic character, Inspector John Rebus.

Rather Be the Devil, the 21st book in the John Rebus series, arrives in November 2016. Be amongst the first to quiz Rankin on the new book.



IAn Rankin squareIan Rankin is the internationally bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus and Detective Malcolm Fox novels, as well as a string of standalone thrillers. His books have been translated into 36 languages and are bestsellers on several continents. Ian is the recipient of four CWA Dagger Awards and in 2004, won America’s celebrated Edgar Award. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Hull and Edinburgh and received the OBE for services to literature. He was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Website

John Rebus is one of crime fiction’s most popular and iconic characters. Public affection for the irascible ex-cop grows unabated and has sent the Rebus novels soaring to the top of the bestsellers’ charts again and again since his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave in 2012.