Iain Banks – Cambridge – April 2012 . Photo by Chris Boland
Just two months after announcing that he was suffering from terminal cancer of the gall bladder, Iain Banks has died aged just 59. The Scottish author of works such as ‘The Wasp Factory‘ and ‘The Crow Road‘ sadly didn’t live long enough to see his last work ‘The Quarry’ on the book shelves, despite his publishers bringing the publication date forward to June 20.
Scotland has lost a great writer. R.I.P
Photo by Chris Boland at http://www.distantcloud.co.uk/chrisboland.html
English: Iain Banks, author, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Iain Banks has terminal cancer
The Wasp Factory may have been one of the weirder books I have read, but am sad to hear that it’s author Iain Banks, one of Scotland’s best known writers, has announced that he is dying of cancer. He has less than a year to live. Wishing him and his new wife Adele the best that is possible in the circumstances.