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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Celebrating Iain Banks - Literary Events in the Capital

Edinburgh is celebrating the work of author Iain Banks/Iain M. Banks with a season of events this summer, culminating with an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

A wonderful author, with an incredible imagination and wit, his huge contribution to Scottish writing makes him irreplaceable. His final novel,The Quarry, was published last week and its publishers, Little, Brown, released a statement saying the author was presented with a printed copy at a party with friends and fans before his untimely death.
Events include:

Illicit Ink presents: This Side of Paradise
Sunday 7th July
8-10pm, suggested donation: £4 (all proceeds to Cancer Research)

Illicit Ink is celebrating Iain [M] Banks in the finest way they know – by creating a spoken word utopia in the Bongo Club. Brought to you by the folk who like to conduct gruesome fictional experiments on stage and play in the dark, This Side of Paradise will be a heaven on earth.

A Celebration of Iain Banks
Sunday 25th August

9.30pm, £10/£8

Since its publication in 1984, Iain Banks’ debut novel The Wasp Factory has grown in stature and it is now acknowledged as a seminal text in the Scottish literary renaissance. Banks announced to the world in April that his terminal cancer would bring his life – and work – to a premature conclusion. In this celebratory event three of his close literary friends, Ken MacLeod, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin, discuss the work of a Scottish literary legend.

Head to the City of Literature website for more details and further events

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