The results of the vote to find your favourite Scottish novel

The classic novel Sunset Song, by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, is Scotland’s Favourite Book.

BBC Scotland conducted a public vote throughout most of August 2016 in partnership with The Scottish Book Trust and The Scottish Library and Information Council.

The 30 books on the longlist, comprised only of novels by authors born or based in Scotland, were selected by a panel of judges curated by Scottish Book Trust.

Here is the complete longlist in order:-

The top ten

PositionBook and author
1Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
2The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
3Lanark by Alasdair Gray
4The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
5The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
6Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
7Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
8Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin
9The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
10The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

Positions 11-30

PositionBook and author
11Laidlaw by William McIlvanney
12Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
13The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
14The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
15The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid
16The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
17The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins
18The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway
19Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
20Under the Skin by Michel Faber
21=Garnethill by Denise Mina
21=How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
23The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
24Trumpet by Jackie Kay
25An Oidhche Mus Do Sheol Sinn (The Night Before We Sailed) by Angus Peter Campbell
26Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
27The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
28The White Bird Passes by Jessie Kesson
29So I Am Glad by A.L. Kennedy
30Imagined Corners by Willa Muir

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