Thursday, December 20, 2012

Seasonal cheer

Iain M Banks, Thursday 11th October 2012, 7pm, International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Podcast by Guy Garrud. Photograph by Jon Atkin.

As the festive season fast approaches, take a break from mincepie-munching and present panic-buying with our special Christmas gift... a podcast of Iain M Banks's "cheerfully amiable" talk at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation during Manchester Literature Festival in October, when he discussed his works including both his sci-fi offerings (when the "M" comes into his name, of course) but also his more "mainstream" fiction, such as his popular debut, The Wasp Factory.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the play arrow button below. Music is courtesy Manchester-based group Hounds Of Hulme.

You can read Guy's review of this event on the Manchester Literature Festival Blog by clicking here.

Guy Garrud is a London based blogger, writer and baker. He blogs at and, and can be found on Twitter @guygarrud.