Writer Lain Banks suffering from terminal cancer
London: ‘The Wasp Factory’ fame Scottish writer Iain Banks has said he is suffering from terminal cancer and is "unlikely to live beyond a year".
Banks, 59, was diagnosed with jaundice before the test results confirmed his terminal sickness. He shared the news on his official website, reports thesun.co.uk.
"The bottom line now, I`m afraid, is that as a late-stage gall bladder cancer patient, I`m expected to live for `several months` and it`s extremely unlikely I`ll live beyond a year. So it looks like my latest novel, `The Quarry`, will be my last," he posted.
Banks` first novel "The Wasp Factory" was published in 1984. In 2008, The Times named him as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.
A special website has been created for friends, family and fans to leave messages for him.
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