BBC report here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

The 59-year-old, who lives in North Queensferry, said: "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."

Fuck cancer.