Peter Wilson, Eurocorrespondent for The Australian, visited Iain Banks in Edinburgh and wrote up an interview that's available now on the website under the tag-line Two Curmudgeons for the Price of One.
Iain talks more about his life than his writing in this one (or at least, that's how it's written up), so it makes for some interesting background reading.
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