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Iain Banks on Sky Arts Book Show this Thursday

Iain will be one of Mariella Frostrup’s guests (along with Bernard Cornwell and Michelle Paver) on the The Book Show, which will be broadcast at 19.00 on Thursday November 11th on Sky Arts 1. The show will be repeated on Friday 12th at 08.00 and 16.00 on Sky Arts 1, as well as at 17.15 […]

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Consider Phlebas Audio Download Now Available

Last Thursday was the official publication date of a brand new, unabridged audiobook edition of Iain’s first Culture novel, Consider Phlebas. The narrator is Banks-regular Peter Kenny and the download is available via Audible.co.uk and the iTunes store. And December 2nd is the official release date for the unabridged audio download edition of The Player […]

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Lisa Tuttle reviews Surface Detail for the Sunday Times

The October 9th The Times carried a review of brand new Culture novel Surface Detail by Lisa Tuttle, who said: “Banks’’ability to combine humour and horror, the cosmic and the human, as he builds an action-packed story on a moral framework, as well as his wonderfully original characters and, of course, the lavish descriptions of […]

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Iain [M] Banks to relaunch Gourock Library

Another addition to this Autumn’s events calendar sees Iain Banks visiting Gourock to re-open their library after a major refurbishment, with a talk and signing event on Tuesday 26th October. More details on the Appearances page of the site or direct from www.s1.gourock.com.

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Iain [M] Banks book signings in Bristol and Cambridge

This Autumn’s Surface Detail tour continues to grow, with the addition of two more dates for your diary, both lunchtime book signings: Tue 02.11.10 – Forbidden Planet Megastore, Bristol Wed 03.11.10 – Heffer’s Bookshop, Cambridge As always, further details and links to relevant websites are available on the Appearances page of the website.

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More Iain [M] Banks Autumn Appearances Confirmed

We’ve just added a few more confirmed events to the appearances page of the site: Tue 12.10.10 – Waterstone’s, Edinburgh West End Wed 13.10.10 – Waterstone’s, Glasgow Sauchiehall Street Thu 14.10.10 – Waterstone’s, Manchester Deansgate Sat 20.11.10 – Lennoxlove Book Festival As usual, please check the appearances page for more details and then follow the […]

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Iain Banks at the Morley Literature Festival

Another newly-confirmed date for your diary: Iain [M] Banks will be taking part in this year’s Morley Literature Festival in Leeds. Details as follows: Friday 15 October 2010 at 7.30pm Venue: Morley Town Hall, Leeds LS27 9BD Tickets: £5 Box Office: 0844 848 2706 As always, contact the event organisers for ticket details and don’t […]

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Iain Banks at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Iain Banks will be taking part in two events at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. The first, a talk on Monday August 16th, is already sold out according to the EIBF website, but tickets are still available (at time of posting) for a second event, called ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger?’ on Saturday August 28th, […]

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Iain Banks at the Tolbooth, Stirling, September 15th

Iain Banks will be appearing at Stirling’s Tolbooth Theatre on Wednesday September 15th. ‘An Evening With Iain Banks’ will be chaired by Professor Rory Watson, retired from Stirling University and is part of Off the Page, the Stirling Book Festival (see pages 16-17 of the online Tolbooth brochure for more details of the festival). Tickets […]

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Iain M. Banks events in October & November 2010

N.B. The Toppings, Bath event has been moved from October 19th to November 1st. We’ve just updated the appearances page of the site with details of a number of talks and signing events that Iain will be participating in this Autumn to support the publication of his brand new Culture novel, Surface Detail. Confirmed events […]

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Launched this week: Official Iain Banks iPhone App

The Guardian is running a feature today on the brand new Iain Banks iPhone App that will be available to download – free of charge – from the UK Apple App Store from Thursday July 1st. Iain’s response? “My own app… how deeply cool. This pleases as much as seeing my first novel in print.” […]

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Local Hero Iain Banks live in Fife, 23 June 2010

On June 23rd 2010, renowned Fife author Iain Banks will be making an eagerly awaited appearance in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, as part of ‘Local Heroes’, a series of events celebrating Fife’s Culture. Iain will be reading from his latest novel Transition and taking questions from the audience. The event starts at 19.30 and is […]

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Iain Banks Appearing at the Ullapool Book Festival

Iain Banks will be taking part in the Ullapool Book Festival on Friday, May 7, 2010. He’ll be appearing at 19:30 in Ullapool Village Hall (details as per the Ullapool Book Festival website). Tickets are £6, and are available from www.thebooth.co.uk, but also by post or in person. The event listing says: “Join Iain as […]

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Iain Banks live event, Edinburgh, December 16th 2009

Iain Banks will be appearing live at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday 16 December 2009 at the Reading Room, Edinburgh Central Library as part of the Edinburgh City Reads series of literary events. Iain will be discussing his career and work with Alan Taylor, writer and journalist, as well as reading from Transition and taking questions […]

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Transition Podcast #11 on iTunes Top 20

The free iTunes podcast of Transition is currently sitting pretty at number #11 in the UK iTunes store Top Podcasts list: To access the free podcast episodes, you’ll need to download and install the iTunes software. The podcast files (three episodes are available so far) should then be free to access, although you’ll need to […]

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