IAN 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 recently took up the role of UNESCO City of Literature Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia. In 2002 Ian Rankin was awarded an OBE for services to literature. He was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017, the year that also marks the thirtieth anniversary of his iconic character John Rebus.