Acair Author Wins Gaelic Book Prize
24 August 2012
This article is
taken from the Hebrides News website:
Acair author Dr. Moray
Watson has been awarded the coveted Donald Meek Prize at this years
Edinburgh International Book Festival for his upcoming publication
Bàrdachd Iain Mhic A' Ghobhainn.
The anthology of Iain
Crichton Smith's Poetry is the first full collection of Crichton
Smith's poetry and will be published by Acair in the
Acair manager Agnes Rennie
said, "Acair is proud to be publishers of this year's winner of the
Donald Meek Award. Moray Watson's book was shortlisted alongside a
very strong field and we congratulate all of those in the final
She added, "Gaelic writing
is extremely buoyant at the moment and Acair is pleased to work
with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean and Bòrd na Gàidhlig to find new
ways of encouraging and supporting Gaelic writers."
Previous winners and
short-listed authors include well-known Gaelic writer Dr Finlay
MacLeod (winner of the 2010 prize), Margaret Callan (winner of the
2011 prize) and author Anndra Dunn who was shortlisted for his
first novel Còisir nan Gunna. Anndra's novel will also be published
by Acair in 2013, as part of Acair's new adult fiction series
The Donald Meek Prize was
established in 2010 with financial assistance from Creative
Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig and aims to encourage and support new
and established Gaelic writers.
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