Event News Archive

Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod AyeWrite! appearance – video available

If you didn't manage to get to Glasgow for the AyeWrite! Book Festival earlier this month and therefore missed the on-stage appearance of Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod, then do not despair, you now have a chance to catch up...

A video excerpt of the reading and discussion session has now been posted over at the AyeWrite website. And you can download a full MP3 recording of the event if you prefer to listen at a later date, which has also been posted as a Podcast to iTunes.

[Thanks to DaveH of 'The Banksoniain' for the heads-up]

Iain (M) Banks confirmed as Guest of Honour for Satellite 2, July 25th-26th 2009

Iain Banks will be the Guest of Honour at Satellite 2, a convention being be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow over the weekend of July 25th and 26th, 2009.

Early days yet, so more details will be forthcoming at a later date, but memberships are already available from

[Thanks to DaveH of 'The Banksoniain' for the heads-up]

Iain Banks to appear at Latitude Festival 2008

Iain has been confirmed as one of the leading lights of the line-up for the Literary Arena at this year's Latitude Festival, which takes place at Henham Park, Southwold in Suffolk from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July.

Iain will be appearing on the same bill as fellow literary heavyweights Hanif Kureishi, A L Kennedy and Irvine Welsh. Check out the Latitude 2008 website for the full line-up of bands, writers, comedians and poets.

[Thanks to DaveH of 'The Banksoniain' for the heads-up]

Quick reminder: Iain Banks signing tour starts Monday Feb 25th

Iain Banks will be meeting his public and signing copies of his brand new Culture novel Matter (and, most probably, the paperback edition of The Steep Approach to Garbadale) at City Books in Hove, Waterstone's Bristol, Waterstone's Norwich and Waterstone's Lincoln from Monday to Thursday next week.

Full details can be found in the Appearances section of the Extras page of the site.

Site update: forthcoming appearances info added to Extras

Just a quick note to say that information on a number of Iain Banks' forthcoming public appearances has been added to the Extras section of the site.

Currently listed are Iain's forthcoming signing tour to promote Matter, as well as later appearances at the 'Aye! Write' festival in Glasgow (March '08), the Lincoln Book Festival (May '08) and the Newcon4 sf convention in Northampton (October '08).

He's also making an appearance (so we understand) at the Islay Book Festival / Port Ellen Book Festival, but details are currently a bit sketchy. Info will be posted as soon as the details have been confirmed.