Iain Banks has an encounter in Motherwell

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MOTHERWELL Library hosts leading Scottish author Iain Banks on Monday as part of ‘Encounters’ cultural festival programme.

Iain needs little introduction, his literary career launched in 1984 with the controversial ‘Wasp Factory’ and his subsequent glittering career has included highlights such as ‘Crow Road’, ‘Espedair Street’ and ‘Consider Phlebas’.

His novels have been televised and made into radio series and he has been the recipient of numerous accolades such as being named one of ‘The Times’ Top 50 British writers since 1945.

This event at 7pm is sponsored by the Open University, Scotland, and Iain will be reading from his latest novel, ‘Stonemouth’, and taking questions from the audience.

Entrance is free and booking is available on 01698 332626.

There are many more highlights to look forward to throughout October including Bobby’s Boy and Paddy’s Daddy author Mark Wilson at Motherwell Library on Tuesday, October 23, at 7pm and Scottish Bodysnatchers author Geoff Holder promises an evening of the mysterious at Bellshill Cultural Centre on Thursday, October 25.

For more information visit the Encounters website or pick up a full colour brochure from your local library.