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The Wasp Factory

Iain Banks publication in 2015 & tribute from Simon Pegg

Our much loved and admired author, Iain Banks would have celebrated his 60th birthday today, Sunday 16th February. To mark the date, Little, Brown is delighted to announce that in February 2015, we will publish a collection of Iain and Ken Macleod’s poems, edited by Ken. Simon Pegg, a long-standing fan of Iain’s work, said […]

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Banks for World Book Night

The Wasp Factory has made it onto the top 100 long-list for World Book Night. If you’re as keen as we are to see a Banks book on the final list of 25 that will be sent out to thousands of participating readers, you can do your bit to make that happen by creating an […]

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Quick update – a few Banks-esque links

First up, we’ve just added a couple of links to reviews of The Steep Approach to Garbadale to the reviews page. Dave H sent us a link to a Guardian podcast of the recent discussion panel on The Wasp Factory that was chaired by John Mullan. On the subject of The Wasp Factory, there’s a […]

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John Mullan on readers’ responses to ‘The Wasp Factory’

Over at The Guardian Online John Mullan presents a summary of the recent Wasp Factory discussion panel, which was held in London and featured a live panel discussion with Iain Banks on the subject of the many and varied interpretations of and reactions to his debut novel. The general conclusion was that the book isn’t […]

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Iain Banks on ‘The Wasp Factory’ in The Guardian

The Guardian has posted Iain’s own take on the background to his breakthrough novel The Wasp Factory over at books.guardian.co.uk. In the article we learn that The Wasp Factory was Iain’s sixth completed novel, and that at the time he regarded it as something of a step-backwards from his dream of becoming a published science […]

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Iain Banks’ ‘The Wasp Factory’ to feature in The Guardian

Over the next four weekends, starting on June 28, John Mullan – professor of English at University College London – will be discussing Iain Banks’ The Wasp Factory for the Guardian Book Club. Iain will also write a response piece, which will be published on July 12. We’ll bring you links to any online content […]

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Download ‘The Wasp Factory’, FREE, via The Independent and Audible.co.uk

The Independent and Audible.co.uk have teamed up to bring you a free, yes, that’s right, a completely FREE – audio download of the new audiobook version of The Wasp Factory. The Independent explains: “Over the course of the week [the offer went live on April 2nd*] you will be able to download the chapters from […]

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Sue Arnold reviews the new audiobook of ‘The Wasp Factory’ for books.Guardian.co.uk

Sue Arnold really likes the new audiobook of Iain’s classic debut novel The Wasp Factory. In her review for books.Guardian.co.uk Sue says: “At last, only 24 years after it was first published, I’ve finally got hold of a version of Banks’s extraordinary first novel with a reader who does it justice … Peter Kenny is […]

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Cumbernauld Theatre Company touring ‘The Wasp Factory’, April – June 2008

Doug Martin of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre has been in touch with the details of a forthcoming tour of the Cumbernauld Theatre company’s production of The Wasp Factory. Here’s the press release: The Tron Theatre is thrilled to announce that Cumbernauld Theatre will premiere their new production of Iain Banks’ celebrated cult novel, The Wasp Factory, […]

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Out Now: Iain Banks’ ‘The Wasp Factory’, Audio CD, read by Peter Kenny

A brand new audio adaptation of Iain Banks’ career-launching debut novel, The Wasp Factory, is available now on CD Audiobook from Hachette Audio. The narrator is Peter Kenny, an actor and singer who has worked widely in theatre and broadcasting, appearing with, amongst others, the Royal Shakespeare Company, A&BC, Coventry Belgrade, and the BBC Radio […]

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