Iain Banks Q&A
Iain Banks burst onto the UK book scene with the publication of his first novel, The Wasp Factory, in 1984. Since then, this Fife-based writer has gained enormous and popular critical acclaim with further works of fiction and science fiction. Last year, he ventured into non-fiction for the first time with the publication of Raw Spirit - a labour of love about the whiskey business across his native Scotland.
What do you think when you actually see someone reading one of your early books, such as the Wasp Factory?
You love whiskey and Scotland - was Raw Spirit your most enjoyable book to write?
Do you plan to write any more non-fiction books following the success of Raw Spirit?
You have strong views about the Iraqi War - are you ever tempted to write about politics?
What other Scottish authors/writers (dead and living) do you admire?
Have you ever been tempted to abandon Fife for New York, LA or another city with bright lights?
Many authors walk down the street without being recognized - is this the case for you?
Crow Road was adopted for TV - which of your books would make the best movie?
Are you going to read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?
Which fiction novel are you most proud of and which sci-fi novel are you most proud of?
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