Iain Banks leaves more than £3.5 million
Papers from the Glasgow Sheriff Court show that Banks’ estate was worth £3,640,011 including £2.1 million in royalties. His assets also included an archive of his manuscripts, apparently worth £300,000, a boat, a Mini Cooper and a BMW M5, which is a very fast car indeed.
Banks’ writing career began with The Wasp Factory in 1984. In all, he wrote 29 books.