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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

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

Positions 11-30

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

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