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Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer

Started by Geoffw, April 03, 2013, 07:37:20 pm

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Geoffw

Sad News:

Author Iain Banks has terminal cancer


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Geoff

Geoffw

Sad, sad news!

Author Iain Banks has died aged 59, two months after announcing he had terminal cancer, his family has said.  Banks, who was born in Dunfermline, Fife, revealed in April he had gall bladder cancer and was unlikely to live for more than a year.  He was best known for his novels The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and Complicity.  In a statement, his publisher said he was "an irreplaceable part of the literary world". 

A message posted on Banksophilia, a website set up to provide fans with updates on the author, quoted his wife Adele saying: "Iain died in the early hours this morning. His death was calm and without pain."
Geoff

Geoffw

I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend at Novacon 40 in Nottingham two years ago and met Iain Banks as he was Guest of Honour



Geoff