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Iain Banks Posts

The Wasp Factory, BBC Radio 4 Bookclub, Sunday Nov 6th

The Banksoniain’s David H informs us that: “The Wasp Factory will be featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme Bookclub on Sunday November 6th (and repeated on the 10th). It was recorded in Edinburgh on Monday.” There’s no scheduled programme information on the R4 Bookclub page just yet, so keep an eye out for confirmation […]

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Free Iain Banks Event, Edinburgh, 28 Sept 2011

Iain Banks will be taking part in reading event at the University of Edinburgh next Wednesday, 28th September. The event has been organised by the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh and admission is free. See www.word-power.co.uk for details. Thanks to David H of The Banksoniain for the heads-up.

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Iain Banks on Channel 5’s Gadget Show, 23 Sept 2011

Iain Banks will be appearing on The Gadget Show on Channel 5 on Friday 23rd September at 20:00. From RadioTimes.com: “Season 16 Episode 6 sees Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley create their own interactive e-books, using digital technology to revamp two classic novels – Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and Bram Stoker’s […]

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Iain Banks at Get Moray Reading Book Festival

Iain Banks will be one of the major names appearing at this year’s Get Moray Reading Book Festival, which runs from 21st – 24th September. Iain will be appearing at 19.00 on Thursday 22nd. More details at the festival website. And here’s the full programme of events [pdf link]. Thanks (as usual) to David H […]

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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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Live Iain Banks Webchat, 13.00 BST today, Friday 8th July

Stuck for something to do this lunchtime, Banks fans? Here you go… The Guardian is holding a live webchat with the man himself at 13.00 hours today. “When we asked you whom you’d like to see more of on the site, one of the names that came up over and over was Iain Banks. And […]

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Iain [M] Banks at the 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival

The 2011 Edinburgh Book Festival programme has been published and from it we learn that Iain Banks will be appearing at the RBS Main Theatre on Thursday 18th August, from 8.00pm – 9.00pm in an event titled ‘What Lies Beneath the Surface Detail’. Tickets for the event are £10.00 and will be on sale from […]

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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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Iain [M] Banks Events in June 2011

Iain will be out and about in June to support the paperback publication of Surface Detail and the appearances page of the site has been updated with details of the following events: Friday 3rd June: Alt Fiction, Leicester Sunday 5th June: Hay Festival Monday 6th June: British Library (with Francis Spufford) Saturday 11th June: The […]

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Iain Banks at Word 2011, Aberdeen, May 13th

Iain Banks will be appearing at this year’s Word, the University of Aberdeen Writers Festival, on Friday 13th May at 7.00 p.m. Tickets for the event, priced £8 (£6 concessions), go on sale on Monday 28th March. There’s more information on the event over at www.abdn.ac.uk/word.

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Iain Banks on Desert Island Discs, August 1997

The BBC iPlayer archive has dug up Iain Banks’ guest appearance on the Desert Island Discs show, from way back in August 1997. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer to hear presenter Sue Lawley quiz Iain on what he would have taken to his hypothetical desert island at the back end of the nineties… [Thanks to David H of […]

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Iain Banks Interviewed for Open University

Iain Banks has been interviewed by Derek Neale, Open University lecturer in Creative Writing, for the OU’s OpenLearn website. Here’s the video recording of the interview (available via YouTube) which took place at the Cheltenham Literature Festival last year. Derek talks to Iain about various topics, including the digitisation of books, his writing process and […]

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