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Iain Banks Posts

Out Now: ‘The Steep Approach to Garbadale’ UK paperback edition

Another official Iain Banks release date today, this time for the UK paperback edition of The Steep Approach to Garbadale, although copies may already be available in UK bookstores. Click on the cover image to […]

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Out Now: ‘Matter’ – US hardback edition

Today is the official publication date for the US edition of Matter (although there’s a good chance you may already have seen copies of the book in US stores). Click on the cover image to […]

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Anatomy of an interview: Craig McGill posts his Iain Banks source material

Journalist Craig McGill has posted a piece on his blog that offers an insight into the journalistic / editorial processes of the UK’s tabloid papers. Craig recently interviewed Iain Banks for The Scottish Sun. In […]

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Paul Cornell to adapt ‘State of the Art’ for BBC Radio 4

Over on his LiveJournal, science fiction writer Paul Cornell has announced that he has been commissioned to adapt the Iain Banks novella ‘State of the Art’ into a play for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 […]

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Iain Banks chats to The Cambridge Student online

There’s a quick-fire interview / chat with Iain Banks over at The Cambridge Student Online. Iain talks about his writing habits, touches on politics and religion, and then finishes with mention of an intriguing new […]

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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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Quick reminder: Iain Banks signing tour starts Monday Feb 25th

Iain Banks will be meeting his public and signing copies of his brand new Culture novel Matter (and, most probably, the paperback edition of The Steep Approach to Garbadale) at City Books in Hove, Waterstone’s […]

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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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Site update: forthcoming appearances info added to Extras

Just a quick note to say that information on a number of Iain Banks’ forthcoming public appearances has been added to the Extras section of the site. Currently listed are Iain’s forthcoming signing tour to […]

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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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