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Oireachtas Leabhar na Bliana Shortlist announced

Oireachtas Leabhar na Bliana Shortlist announced

Cash prizes will be awarded to publishers and writers again this year in two categories: Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin (Book of the Year for adults) and Gradam Réics Carló (Book of the Year for young people).


These prestigious awards recognise the hard work and creativity of publishers and writers creating work in Irish all over the country by providing €22,000 over two categories, sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge and run by Oireachtas na Gaeilge.

Publishers and writers nominated for Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin, Book of the year for adults are:

Cló Iar-Chonnacht with Ar Nós an Pháiste by Pádraig Standún,

Coiscéim with Rogha Dánta by Louis de Paor,

Leabhar Breac with le An Litir by Liam Mac Cóil,

Cois Life with Dúlra Oileáin Árann by Con Ó Ruairc,

There is also a special addition to this year’s shortlist – ‘Dorchadas’, a play written by the acclaimed Liam Ó Flaithearta which has been lost for years. The book is being published for the first time by Arlen House.

Publishers and writers nominated for Gradam Réics Carló, Book of the year for young people, are:

Cois Life with hAilfí agus an Vaimpír by Orna Ní Choileáin,

Leabhair COMHAIR with Saol an Mhadra Bháin by Ríona Nic Congáil and illustrated by Críona Nangle,

Futa Fata with Binjí – Madra ar Strae written by Patricia Forde and illustrated by Brian Fitzgerald,

Cló Mhaigh Eo with Tubaiste ar an Titanic by Máire Zepf and Olivia Golden,

An tSnáthaid Mhór with Ó Chrann go Crann written by Caitríona Hastings and illustrated by Andrew Whitson.

The winners of Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin and Gradam Réics Carló will be announced on Wednesday 21 November at a special ceremony at the Sugarclub, Leeson St, Dublin 2.

 

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