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Book festival announces Iain Banks event

posted 16 Jun 2013, 10:54 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 16 Jun 2013, 10:58 ]

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival have unveiled plans for a special event in honour of Iain Banks.

A celebration of the writer’s vast canon of work was already being planned in the wake of the 59-year-old announcing he was terminally ill.

Fife-born Banks had even been hoping to read from his final book, The Quarry, at the annual literary celebration.

Festival director Nick Barley pledged the festival would now ensure the event would “raise the bloody roof” of its main theatre venue in Charlotte Square.