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Awards & Accolades

Two Iain Banks Novels Make Top 10 Scottish Books

Iain Banks’ books account for two of the top ten books Scottish novels of the last 50 years as voted by the public. As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, The Scottish Books Trust conducted a poll to find the 10 Favourite Scottish Novels of the Last 50 Years. Members of the public were invited […]

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The Player of Games Audio Shortlisted for Galaxy Award

The shortlists for the 2011 Galaxy Awards have been announced today, and The Player of Games, read by Peter Kenny, has been nominated for the Audible.co.uk Best Audiobook Award. This year’s awards will be announced on 4th November. In the meantime, The Player of Games is available as an audio download from Audible.co.uk, Audible.com (for […]

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Banks for World Book Night

The Wasp Factory has made it onto the top 100 long-list for World Book Night. If you’re as keen as we are to see a Banks book on the final list of 25 that will be sent out to thousands of participating readers, you can do your bit to make that happen by creating an […]

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Use of Weapons tops ‘Best Sci-Fi Films Never Made’ poll

UK-based tech news website The Register has been running an online poll, asking it’s readers to nominate the ‘best sci-fi films never made‘; books that have so far, somehow, been over-looked by Hollywood’s movie moguls in favour of yet a.n.other sequel and / or re-hash. And the winner, by a significant margin, was our very […]

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Transition is a 2010 Campbell Award Finalist

Iain [M] Banks’ current novel, Transition, has been named as a finalist for the prestigious 2010 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. From the announcement on the Awards website: The Award will be presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, as the focal point of a weekend of […]

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Matter shortlisted for 2009 Prometheus Award

Iain’s latest Culture novel, Matter – currently available in the UK, US and Australia in Orbit paperback – has been shortlisted for the 2009 Prometheus Award. This award is given by the Libertarian Futurist Society in recognition of the best pro-freedom novel published during the previous year. The award will be presented during Anticipation, the […]

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Iain Banks named in Times list of ’50 greatest postwar writers’

Iain Banks has been named alongside 49 other British literary luminaries in the (London) Times‘ list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. In their quick summary of Mr Banks’ achievements to-date, they note: “Although reviewers of Iain Banks

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‘The Steep Approach to Garbadale’ short-listed for new Scottish fiction prize

The Clare Maclean prize for Scottish Fiction is a new award that will be announced by the organisers of Aye Write!, the Bank of Scotland Book Festival on March 15th. The Steep Approach to Garbadale is one of six short-listed novels, all of which were first published in 2007, that have been nominated for the […]

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