Scotland’s Favourite Book
Based on The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
Following a public vote Kirsty Wark reveals the top ten countdown leading to the nation's favourite book. Along the way, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Susan Calman, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Sanjeev Kohli are among the celebrities championing their personal favourite.Tweet
The Big Scottish Book Club | Series 4: Episode 5
The readers and booksellers of Wigtown discuss Scottish classic The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks, and suggest some recommended reads.
Night Waves | The Wasp Factory
On the sixteenth of February 1984 a first book by an unknown writer hit the bookshelves. The story of murder and mayhem told by sixteen year old Frank Cauldhame was called The Wasp Factory and it was met with a mixture of admiration and disgust. Thirteen years later The Wasp Factory was included in a list of one of the top one hundred books of the twentieth century. The writer Val McDermid talks to Philip Dodd about this remarkable book and its impact, and her friend and fellow writer Iain Banks.