Book Awards

Book awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding quality of children and young people’s literature in Wales, and to encourage the reading and enjoyment of a good story. 

  • The Tir na n-Og Awards are presented every year to honour the work of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. There are three categories – Welsh-language Primary, Welsh-language Secondary, and the best English-language title with an authentic Welsh background.
  • The Mary Vaughan Jones Award is presented every three years in memory of the unique and significant contribution made by Mary Vaughan Jones to the field of children’s literature in Wales. It is awarded to an author who has made a substantial contribution to children’s literature over a number of years. 
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