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Walking on Glass walk

Starting at 3:33 pm on June 28th there will be a walk following Graham Park’s route from the Iain Banks book Walking on Glass. The date and time come from the book and the anniversary is on a Saturday this year. Gather from 3:15pm at the corner of Theobald’s Road (south side) and Southampton Row […]

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Iain Banks Walk

Some of Iain Banks’ most avid readers have organised a commemorative walk in London on the 29th of June. Iain Banks’s second published novel, Walking on Glass, has three interlinked storylines. One of these has chapter names which are the roads in London that the character Graham Park walks in his journey from Theobald’s Road […]

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Iain Banks Appearances in Spring 2012

Spring is nearly here, and with it comes the much-anticipated Stonemouth – Iain Banks’ new novel set in an estuary town in far-north Scotland. To support the release of the novel, Iain will be appearing at a number of events around the UK, including: The Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival – Wednesday 25th April Key Words Dinner […]

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Guardian Masterclass with Alan Spence and Iain Banks

A Guardian Masterclass writing course will be taking place in Edinburgh over the weekend of 12th – 13th November, 2011. Writing tutor Alan Spence will be leading course attendees through a series of sessions designed to help aspiring writers hone thier skills. Guest tutor Iain Banks will be leading one of the sessions. Tickets are […]

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Free Iain Banks Event, Edinburgh, 28 Sept 2011

Iain Banks will be taking part in reading event at the University of Edinburgh next Wednesday, 28th September. The event has been organised by the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh and admission is free. See www.word-power.co.uk for details. Thanks to David H of The Banksoniain for the heads-up.

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Iain Banks at Get Moray Reading Book Festival

Iain Banks will be one of the major names appearing at this year’s Get Moray Reading Book Festival, which runs from 21st – 24th September. Iain will be appearing at 19.00 on Thursday 22nd. More details at the festival website. And here’s the full programme of events [pdf link]. Thanks (as usual) to David H […]

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Iain [M] Banks at the 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival

The 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival programme has been published and from it we learn that Iain Banks will be appearing at the RBS Main Theatre on Thursday 18th August, from 8.00pm – 9.00pm in an event titled ‘What Lies Beneath the Surface Detail’. Tickets for the event are £10.00 and will be on sale from […]

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Iain [M] Banks Events in June 2011

Iain will be out and about in June to support the paperback publication of Surface Detail and the appearances page of the site has been updated with details of the following events: Friday 3rd June: Alt Fiction, Leicester Sunday 5th June: Hay Festival Monday 6th June: British Library (with Francis Spufford) Saturday 11th June: The […]

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Iain Banks at Word 2011, Aberdeen, May 13th

Iain Banks will be appearing at this year’s Word, the University of Aberdeen Writers Festival, on Friday 13th May at 7.00 p.m. Tickets for the event, priced £8 (£6 concessions), go on sale on Monday 28th March. There’s more information on the event over at www.abdn.ac.uk/word.

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Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod at AyeWrite! 2011

Iain [M] Banks and Ken MacLeod have been confirmed for an event at this year’s Aye Write! Glasgow Book Festival, which takes place from Friday 4th – Saturday 12th March. Visit www.ayewrite.com for more information on the event, plus ticket booking details.

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Photos from the Iain Banks event at Luton Library

Iain Banks appeared at Luton Library on Tuesday October 18th, reading from his new Culture novel Surface Detail and taking questions from the audience. Photographer Ben Hodson was there on the night and he took a whole series of fantastic shots of the event, which you can view via his gallery.me.com page. Here’s a quick […]

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Iain [M] Banks to relaunch Gourock Library

Another addition to this Autumn’s events calendar sees Iain Banks visiting Gourock to re-open their library after a major refurbishment, with a talk and signing event on Tuesday 26th October. More details on the Appearances page of the site or direct from www.s1.gourock.com.

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