Have you picked up your free copy of Scotland's Bookshelf yet?
Let us know what you think of the twenty books chosen. You can leave a comment below.
Here's what people at Aye Write! have been saying:
"Wot - no Kelman? Is it because of his distaste for events like the Year of Culture or Aye Write!? You have to be Careful in the Land of the Free - would inject marvellous black humour into the list or Kieran Smith, boy for its sensitive account of urban childhood?"
[You'll find the reason for this in Rosemary's introduction p8]
"Very good selection. Nice to have Sorley MacLean but it would be good to have a modern Gaelic novelist like Martin MacIntyre"
"Why no Cave of Knives? C. McWilliam best Scots novelist of 20th Century"
"Fairly comprehensive with an extensive bibliography. The snapshots will encourage us to read books we have missed eg Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown."
Other names that came up at Aye Write!:
Alan Spence, Alan Sharp, Norman MacCaig, Louise Welsh,Compton MacKenzie, Edwin Muir, Neal Ascherson, George Friel, Iain Crichton Smith, Andrew Marr and Niall Ferguson.