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Late author Iain Banks on his 'brilliant life'

Tributes have been paid to the author Iain Banks who has died at the age of 59, two months after revealing he had terminal cancer.

The author of The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and forthcoming novel The Quarry shocked fans with his announcement.

In his final interview with the BBC, to be broadcast later this week, Mr Banks told how he was heartened to have so much love and admiration before he died.

BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.

Watch 'Iain Banks: Raw Spirit' on BBC Two Scotland at on Wednesday at 21:00.