Iain Banks

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Banks in August 2009

Iain Menzies Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013)[1] was a Scottish writer. He wrote fiction under the name Iain Banks. When he wrote science fiction books he wrote his name as Iain M. Banks. He was known for his book The Wasp Factory.

Banks was born on 16 February 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He studied at University of Stirling. Banks was married to Annie Banks from 1992 until they separated in 2007. Then he was married to Adele Hartley from March 2013 until his death. He had no children. Politically he supported the Scottish Socialist Party.[2] Banks died on 9 June 2013 from gallbladder cancer after being diagnosed in early April. He was 59 years old.[3]

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  1. "Iain Banks dies of cancer aged 59". BBC. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. "Iain Banks: 'The SSP gets my vote....' » Scottish Socialist Party". scottishsocialistparty.org. 10 June 2013.
  3. "Author Iain Banks dies". BBC News Online. 2013-06-09.

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