Iain Menzies Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013)
 was a
writer. He wrote fiction under the name Iain Banks. When he wrote
books he wrote his name as Iain M. Banks. He was known for his book
The Wasp Factory.
Banks was born on 16 February 1954 in
Scotland. He studied at
University of Stirling. Banks was
married to Annie Banks from 1992 until they separated in 2007. Then he was married to Adele Hartley from March 2013 until his death. He had no children. Banks died on 9 June 2013 from
cancer after being
diagnosed in early April. He was 59 years old.