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25th Anniversary Edition of The Crow Road

25 years ago, THE CROW ROAD first found its way into readers’ hands. From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. ‘It was the day my grandmother […]

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Ken McLeod’s introduction to Poems, published today

Iain Banks the literary novelist and Iain M. Banks the science-fiction writer are too well known to need introduction, but Iain Banks the poet has hitherto been almost undetected. A single poem, ‘041’, published in […]

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The Quarry is out in paperback now

Iain Banks’s last novel, The Quarry, is out now in paperback. The Quarry is the story of a dying man and his only son, six old friends, a missing videotape and a reunion in a […]

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The Wasp Factory – one of 50 life-changing books for teens

The Wasp Factory has been voted one of the top 50 books that help shape and inspire teenage lives the most, in a public vote held to mark World Book Day today. Thousands of adults […]

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Iain Banks publication in 2015 & tribute from Simon Pegg

Our much loved and admired author, Iain Banks would have celebrated his 60th birthday today, Sunday 16th February. To mark the date, Little, Brown is delighted to announce that in February 2015, we will publish […]

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Asteroid Named After Iain Banks

In recent months, the astronomer José Luis Galache at the Minor Planet Center put forth a request that an asteroid be named after Iain M. Banks. Sadly, it was too late for Iain to hear […]

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Stonemouth reviews

Stonemouth is published tomorrow, and to whet your appetite, here’s a round-up of what the critics have been saying so far: ‘There is more than a shade of Pip and Estella in Stewart and Ellie, […]

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Stonemouth competition – the winners!

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win a signed proof of Iain Banks new novel Stonemouth. We had some great answers to why you’d like to review it (as well as some helpful […]

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Stonemouth – read the new Iain Banks novel before anyone else does

Stonemouth. Home to sea fog. Gangsters. Lost love. And a suspension bridge . . . Iain Banks returns in April with his new novel – a dark, fast-paced and brilliant thriller that deals with adolescence, […]

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World Book Night 2012: “The Player of Games” selected

Time left to sign up as a giver [CountDown id=1 width=250 custom_widget=1 containerx=0 containerxy=0 imagebackground=false reflection=false year=2012 month=2 day=1 hours=00 minute=00 textunder=true] After so many of you voted to see an Iain M Banks title […]

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Interviewed by Albedo One

Iain M. Banks is interviewed by David Conyers for the feature piece in the latest issue of Albedo One, Ireland’s longest-running magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. For more information, or to order a […]

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The Wasp Factory – Jim Naughtie’s Radio 4 Book Club report

The Wasp Factory was featured on Jim Naughtie’s Radio 4 Book Club last week, and Jim has written about his conversation with Iain on his Book Club blog. “The book is a picture of disturbance, […]

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