Vote for Your Favourite Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years

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The top 10 titles were announced during Book Week Scotland on Friday 29 November. See the 10 Favourite Scottish Novels here.


We're looking for the best Scottish novels of the last 50 years! Literary critic Stuart Kelly and the staff from Scottish Book Trust compiled the shortlist using the following criteria: the novel must have been written in Scotland, or the author must have been born in Scotland or currently live in Scotland. 

While this list is limited to novels written in the English language and for adult readers, Scottish Book Trust is fully committed to promoting the wealth of diverse books and reading produced in Scotland. Go to our Scottish Book Lists section for recommendations including Gaelic books, children’s books, poetry collections and much more.