Iain Banks

I was saddened to hear of the death of Dunfermline-born author Iain Banks, one of Scotland’s most acclaimed writers of modern times.

Mr Banks received numerous accolades over the years, including The Times ranking him 38th in their list of greatest British writers since 1945. With 27 published novels, he has left a considerable legacy for his readers.

My sympathies go out to his wife, family, friends and readers.

The above was originally written for Bill’s Dunfermline Press column. This version may vary slightly.

S4M-06923: Iain Banks

That the Parliament is saddened by the death of Iain Banks, the acclaimed Dunfermline-born author of more than 25 literary and science fiction novels; considers Mr Banks to be one of Scotland’s most acclaimed literary figures; notes that he was named 38th on The Times list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945; notes that Mr Banks’ debut novel, The Wasp Factory, was ranked as one of the best 100 books of the 20th century by Waterstones and Channel 4; believes that he has left a considerable legacy for the enjoyment of his many readers across the world, and extends its sincere condolences to Mr Banks’ wife, family, friends and readers.

Supported by: Nigel Don, David Torrance, John Finnie, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Neil Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, Adam Ingram, Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Mike MacKenzie, John Mason, Fiona McLeod, Maureen Watt, Jean Urquhart, Graeme Dey, Colin Keir, Murdo Fraser, Dennis Robertson, Sandra White, Kevin Stewart, Gil Paterson, Colin Beattie, Stewart Maxwell, Dave Thompson

Date Lodged: 10/06/2013