Iain Banks


Born
in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
February 16, 1954

Died
June 09, 2013

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This author also published science fiction under the pseudonym Iain M. Banks.

Banks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was once a professional ice skater. Iain Banks was educated at the University of Stirling where he studied English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. He moved to London and lived in the south of England until 1988 when he returned to Scotland, living in Edinburgh and then Fife.

Banks met his wife Annie in London, before the release of his first book. They married in Hawaii in 1982. However, he announced in early 2007 that, after 25 years together, they had separated. He lived most recently in North Queensferry, a town on the north side of the Firth of Forth near the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bri
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Iain Banks isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

25th Anniversary Edition of The Crow Road


25 years ago, THE CROW ROAD first found its way into readers' hands.


From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel.


'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me

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“You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history”
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