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Acclaimed Scottish writer Iain Banks has terminal cancer
Acclaimed Scottish writer Iain Banks has terminal cancer

Novelist Iain Banks released a personal statement on his website Wednesday morning. "I am officially Very Poorly," it begins. Banks goes on to say that he has been diagnosed with late stage gallbladder cancer and writes that "it is extremely unlikely" he'll live beyond a year. A nimble writer who has excelled at both science fiction and literary fiction, Banks is the author of the Hugo Award-winning "The Algebraist," "The Wasp Factory," "Stonemouth" and more than a dozen other books. "I've withdrawn from all planned public engagements and I've asked my partner Adele if she will do me the honor of becoming my widow (sorry--but we find ghoulish humor helps)," he writes with his...

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