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Iain Banks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Iain Banks will be taking part in two events at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. The first, a talk on Monday August 16th, is already sold out according to the EIBF website, but tickets are still available (at time of posting) for a second event, called ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger?’ on Saturday August 28th, […]

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Iain Banks at the Tolbooth, Stirling, September 15th

Iain Banks will be appearing at Stirling’s Tolbooth Theatre on Wednesday September 15th. ‘An Evening With Iain Banks’ will be chaired by Professor Rory Watson, retired from Stirling University and is part of Off the Page, the Stirling Book Festival (see pages 16-17 of the online Tolbooth brochure for more details of the festival). Tickets […]

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Iain M. Banks events in October & November 2010

N.B. The Toppings, Bath event has been moved from October 19th to November 1st. We’ve just updated the appearances page of the site with details of a number of talks and signing events that Iain will be participating in this Autumn to support the publication of his brand new Culture novel, Surface Detail. Confirmed events […]

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Video of Iain Banks at the Prague Writers Festival

David H, of Banksoniain fanzine fame, has just posted the following to the Iain Banks Forum: The readings and conversations at the Prague Writers’ Festival were recorded and are now online via www.pwf.cz. Iain participates in the Tuesday evening conversation about Heresy, and the Wednesday evening readings. More details on the forum.

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Iain Banks at the St Albans Festival, June 16th

Iain Banks will be appearing at this year’s St Albans Festival to celebrate publication of the paperback of his latest novel, Transition. Venue: Verulamium Museum, St Albans Time: Wednesday, 16 June 2010, 7:30PM Tickets: £5, available from the museum For more more information or to reserve tickets online, see the festival website: www.stalbansfestival.com.

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Forthcoming Iain Banks appearances and events

The Appearances page of the site has been updated with information on three events that Iain has been booked for later this year: Prague Writers’ Festival 2010 from June 6th-10th 2010 Literary Dundee 2010 on Saturday June 26th, 2010 Novacon 40 from November 12th-14th 2010 See the Appearances page for a bit more information on […]

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Quick Reminder: Iain Banks at Eastercon this weekend

Just a reminder that Iain Banks is a Guest of Honour at this year’s Eastercon – Odyssey 2010 – which takes place in Heathrow this Easter weekend. David H, editor of the Bansksoniain fanzine, has been in touch to let us know about some of the Banks-related events taking place at the convention: David himself […]

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Local Hero Iain Banks live in Fife, 23 June 2010

On June 23rd 2010, renowned Fife author Iain Banks will be making an eagerly awaited appearance in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, as part of ‘Local Heroes’, a series of events celebrating Fife’s Culture. Iain will be reading from his latest novel Transition and taking questions from the audience. The event starts at 19.30 and is […]

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Iain Banks Appearing at the Ullapool Book Festival

Iain Banks will be taking part in the Ullapool Book Festival on Friday, May 7, 2010. He’ll be appearing at 19:30 in Ullapool Village Hall (details as per the Ullapool Book Festival website). Tickets are £6, and are available from www.thebooth.co.uk, but also by post or in person. The event listing says: “Join Iain as […]

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Iain Banks live event, Edinburgh, December 16th 2009

Iain Banks will be appearing live at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday 16 December 2009 at the Reading Room, Edinburgh Central Library as part of the Edinburgh City Reads series of literary events. Iain will be discussing his career and work with Alan Taylor, writer and journalist, as well as reading from Transition and taking questions […]

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Iain Banks 2009 events schedule update

I’ve just updated the appearances page of the website with details of a number of forthcoming Iain Banks author events to support the publication of Transition. There are a few more in the pipeline, which I’ll post as and when details are finalised. And sincere apologies for any confusion caused by last week’s post (since […]

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Pure poetry as Iain Banks adds audio to Mark Brew’s Nocturne

DaveH of The Banksoniain fanzine fame has been in touch with some information about an audio contribution by Iain to a dance performance that’s opening tonight in London: Not strictly an Iain appearance but Gary Lloyd who created an audio version of The Bridge and is working with Iain on a tribute album for Frozen […]

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Iain Banks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2009

The programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival has been posted online and confirms that Iain Banks will be taking part in two events this year. The first will be a reading for the Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series, on Monday 17th August, from 5.30 – 6.15 p.m. Immediately afterwards, Iain will be reading […]

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More info on Iain Banks’ Prague Writers Festival appearances

DaveH of The Banksoniain has been in touch with more details of Iain’s forthcoming Prague Writers Festival dates next month: Iain is doing two signings. The first at the Big Ben Bookshop at 12:00 on Monday, 8 June. The second is at the Academia Bookstore at 17:00 the same day. Then he is part of […]

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Iain Banks signing, Chapters Bookstore, Dublin, May 15th

From the Chapters Bookstore LiveJournal blog, news of an Iain Banks signing in Dublin on Friday May 15th this year: We are very pleased to announce that Iain Banks / Iain M Banks, author of The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road, Consider Phlebas, The State of the Art, and many more, will be signing in […]

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