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Iain Banks Posts

Iain M Banks on The Book Cafe

On Monday the 8th of October, Iain M Banks appeared on BBC’s Book Cafe, discussing his newest book The Hydrogen Sonata. You can listen to a clip from the show with Iain’s interview on the BBC Radio website here.

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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, and to create an emotionally satisfying while intellectually convincing ending is a rare achievement’ Guardian ‘The storytelling is very, very […]

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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 spelling advice on the word ‘receive’:-)). And now, without further ado, the winners are . . . Seth DeHaan Gordon […]

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Iain Banks Appearances in Spring 2012

Spring is nearly here, and with it comes the much-anticipated Stonemouth – Iain Banks’ new novel set in an estuary town in far-north Scotland. To support the release of the novel, Iain will be appearing at a number of events around the UK, including: The Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival – Wednesday 25th April Key Words Dinner […]

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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, love and vengeance, and the perils of coming home. We’re very excited about it, and with less than three months […]

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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 on the World Book Night 2012 list, we were thrilled when it actually happened and The Player of Games made […]

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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 copy of the magazine, head to the Albedo One website.

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Iain Banks on BBC Radio 6 Music

This Sunday, 27th of November, tune in at 12pm to hear Iain Banks on BBC Radio 6 Music as he takes listeners through an hour of music as part of the BBC 6 Paperback Writers programme. More information can be found on the BBC Radio 6 website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017pncn

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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, a kind of punk’s-eye view of the world, which is a place of gothic horror and badness. Yet, as Iain […]

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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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Iain Banks Pens Charity Anthology Foreword

Iain has asked us to pass on the following message: “I’m patron of a local charity for victims of abuse called Safe Space. They’ve just brought out a booklet of writing by some of the survivors and I’ve written the foreword. The booklet costs £5.00, is called ‘The Hope of Diamonds’ and the address of: […]

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Guardian Masterclass with Alan Spence and Iain Banks

A Guardian Masterclass writing course will be taking place in Edinburgh over the weekend of 12th – 13th November, 2011. Writing tutor Alan Spence will be leading course attendees through a series of sessions designed to help aspiring writers hone thier skills. Guest tutor Iain Banks will be leading one of the sessions. Tickets are […]

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