There will be a special Celebration of the Life and Works of Iain Banks at Huddersfield Literature Festival on Saturday 15th March 2014, between 14:00 and 19:00.
The director Michelle Hodgson (who used to be a publicist at his publishers) and will be talking about going on tour with Iain. Gary Lloyd will be talking about his musical collaborations with Iain including Espedair Street. Ken MacLeod will be talking about his school-friend and their influence on each other’s work. I will be talking about The Wasp Factory. There will also be a panel talking about Iain’s science fiction work including Ken, David Barnett and John Jarrold (who used to edit Iain’s SF).
I will let you know when tickets are available, which should be before Christmas.
Details should soon be available at: http://www.litfest.org.uk/