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Iain Banks interviewed for The Australian

Peter Wilson, Eurocorrespondent for The Australian, visited Iain Banks in Edinburgh and wrote up an interview that’s available now on the website under the tag-line Two Curmudgeons for the Price of One. Iain talks more […]

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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: […]

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io9.com Iain Banks interview + ‘Matter’ review

io9.com blogger Annalee Newitz posted a double-dose of Banks-related content yesterday. In her interview with Iain Banks Annalee asks questions like: “Do you suspect that a little weirdness is a necessary component of longevity for […]

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James Lovegrove reviews ‘Matter’ for The Financial Times

Author James Lovegrove was suitably impressed with Matter and said so in his Financial Times review last week. He begins: “When Iain Banks slots the middle initial between his forename and surname, you can expect […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Socialist Review

The February 2008 issue of The Socialist Review carries an interview with Iain, conducted by Patrick Ward. As you’d anticipate, there’s plenty of political discussion, along with questions about both Matter and The Steep Approach […]

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Quick reminder: Iain Banks interview in Interzone #214

Just a quick reminder for anyone who missed issue #214 of Interzone, the UK’s longest-running original short science fiction magazine, this particular issue (January 2008) contains a lengthy feature interview with Iain, conducted by Paul […]

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Andrew McKie reviews ‘Matter’ for the Telegraph

Andrew McKie sounds like a dyed-in-the-wool Culture fan (good man!) who says, at the conclusion of his Telegraph.co.uk review of Matter: “I have returned repeatedly to the early Culture novels, particularly Consider Phlebas and The […]

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Iain Banks interviewed for The Guardian

The Guardian‘s Sarah Kinson has conducted a quick-fire interview with Iain, that’s available to read at The Guardian Unlimited. The topic of the interview is ‘Why I Write’, and Iain talks about his inspiration and […]

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Iain Banks talks to John Naish for the Times Online

John Naish talks to Iain for the Life & Style section of The Times Online about his increasingly laid-back, green and low-octane approach to life. The opening paragraph reads: “Iain Banks lifts a corduroy trouser […]

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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 […]

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‘Matter’ reviewed by Lisa Tuttle for The Times

Highly-respected SF author Lisa Tuttle has reviewed Matter in The Times and had the following to say about the new Culture novel: “The usual ingredients of a Culture novel are all here: lots of action, […]

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