For questions about Iain Banks (born on 16 February 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife), a Scottish writer. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies. Only use for questions about the author himself, for questions about his works use the relevant work tag instead.

Iain Banks is a Scottish writer born in 1954. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies.

In the context of science fiction, Iain M. Banks is most notable as the author of The Culture novels, starting with 1997's Consider Phlebas and including nine other titles. He also wrote 4 other SF novels including Against a Dark Background and The Algebraist.

As Iain Banks, he has written 14 non-SF novels, including his 1984 début The Wasp Factory. The Quarry was his last novel.

Source: Iain Banks on English Wikipedia

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