Tir na n-Og Award Winners 2021

 

 

 

Two contemporary and one historical novels were the winning titles in the 2021 Tir na n-Og Awards for children and young people’s literature, with all three books featuring strong girls facing tough challenges.

 

 

 

The three winning novels in the 2021 Tir na n-Og Awards were Sw Sara Mai by Casi Wiliam (Y Lolfa), #helynt by Rebecca Roberts (Gwasg Carreg Gwlach) and The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Andersen Press).

 

 

The three winning novels in the 2021 Tir na n-Og Awards were Sw Sara Mai by Casi Wiliam (Y Lolfa), #helynt by Rebecca Roberts (Gwasg Carreg Gwlach) and The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Andersen Press).

 

 

 

WELSH LANGUAGE PRIMARY CATEGORY

 

 

 

Sw Sara Mai by Casia Wiliam (Y Lolfa, 2020) won the Welsh-languge primary age catetory in 2021. It’s a contemporary story about a girl aged around 9 called Sara Mai who grows up on her parents’ zoo, and who finds it easier to understand the behaviour of the remarkable creatures who live there than the other girls in her class. More… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELSH LANGUAGE SECONDARY CATEGORY

 

 

 

The secondary age category was won by a novel aimed at older teenagers. #helynt by Rebecca Roberts (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2020) tells the story of a teenage girl and what happens to her after she misses the school bus one morning – a commonplace event but one that changes the course of her life. More… 

 

 

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CATEGORY

 

 

 

The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Andersen Press, 2020) – a powerful and exciting YA novel set during the early Middle Ages – triumphed in the English-language category of the Tir na n-Og Awards 2021. More…

 

 

 

 

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