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June 9, 2013 - R.I.P. Iain Banks

The greatest author of his generation died last night.  I never met Iain Banks, but he was one of those writers whose own voice came so strongly through his work that it was easy to feel as if you knew him.  He made my life better and gave me something to aim for in my writing.

In life he was an artistic and personal inspriation.  In death he will remain so.

R.I.P. Banksie.

 

Phil.