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    Default Edinburgh International Book Festival 2001?

    Hi folks, please help me out here, my memory is struggling and google hasn't helped;

    Was Iain Banks present at the 2001 Edinburgh Book Festival? or was it 2002? (or both)

    I was there and met the man himself, but I can't for the life of me remember which year it was.

    Any help/clarification would be much appreciated, cheers.

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    DaveH is your man for this question, send him a PM
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    I replied to the PM, but for others you may be interested.
    Iain was there in both 2001 and 2002, however it should be easy to tell them apart.
    In 2001 Iain was promoting Look to Windward and appeared in a joint event with Ken MacLeod (promoting Cosmonaut Keep). This seems to have been on Sunday 12th August at 15:30.
    In 2002 he was promoting Dead Air in an event that took place on Saturday August 17th at 15:00.

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    Aha! So it was 2001 for me! I remember Ken MacLeod being there at the reading too!
    I still have the travel diary that Iain signed afterwards, while I stammered out an awkward "thanks for writing great books!" and shook his hand.

    Thank you so much for the clarification DaveH !

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