Iain Banks

1954 - 2013

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Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author, writing mainstream fiction as Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, adding the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies ( (listen)). After the success of The Wasp Factory (1984), he began to write full time. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, appeared in 1987, marking the start of the Culture series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iain Banks has received more than 1,759,775 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Iain Banks is the 3,593rd most popular writer (down from 3,469th in 2019), the 2,647th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,574th in 2019) and the 308th most popular Writer.

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  • 49.87

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  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Iain Banks ranks 3,593 out of 5,755Before him are Galaktion Tabidze, Cesar Millan, Jafar Jabbarly, Erik Gustaf Geijer, Françoise Giroud, and Johann Heinrich Voss. After him are Wipo of Burgundy, Claude Bourgelat, Friederike Mayröcker, Maurice de Guérin, Salomėja Nėris, and Joe Haldeman.

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Among people born in 1954, Iain Banks ranks 181Before him are Eric Johnson, Anna Galiena, Philippe Alliot, David Paich, Christian Gross, and Malcolm Turnbull. After him are Han Zheng, Wang Jianlin, Vladimir Smirnov, Gabi Ashkenazi, Ricardo Bochini, and Kader Abdolah. Among people deceased in 2013, Iain Banks ranks 224Before him are Donald Byrd, Sarah Kirsch, Aleksandr Serebrov, Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Jonathan Winters, and Henning Larsen. After him are Heinz Flohe, Emilio Pericoli, Ružica Sokić, Paolo Soleri, Enzo Jannacci, and Virginia E. Johnson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Iain Banks ranks 2,647 out of 7,765Before him are Geoffrey Hinton (1947), John Lilburne (1614), Philip Jackson (1948), John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough (1822), Charli XCX (1992), and Johann von Lamont (1805). After him are Patrick Doyle (1953), Arthur Russell (1886), Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond (1672), Reginald Punnett (1875), Minnie Driver (1970), and Charles Warren (1840).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Iain Banks ranks 308Before him are Paul Johnson (1928), John Winthrop (1588), Gertrude Jekyll (1843), Frances Burney (1752), Andrew Lang (1844), and Anita Brookner (1928). After him are John Henry Mackay (1864), I. A. Richards (1893), Mary Sidney (1561), Radclyffe Hall (1880), Hilary Mantel (1952), and Georgette Heyer (1902).