Tir na n-Og Awards 2007

15 Mar 2007

The Welsh Books Council has announced the winners of the prestigious Tir na n-Og Awards 2007 which recognise the exceptional quality and range of books for children and teenagers.

The Awards are presented annually by the Books Council to acknowledge the work of authors and illustrators of children’s books in three categories: the best English-language title, the best Welsh-language title for the primary sector and the best Welsh-language titles for the secondary sector. Two of the awards are sponsored by CILIP Wales.

The winners of the Awards were announced on ‘Wedi 7’, on S4C on 7 May.

The following titles have been nominated for this year’s short list:

Best English-language Title
Dark Tales From the WoodDaniel Morden (Gomer/Pont Books)  WINNER
Gatty’s TaleKevin Crossley-Holland (Orion Publishing)
The Telling PoolDavid Clement-Davies (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Best Welsh-language Primary Title
Babi Gwyrdd,  Emily Huws (Cymdeithas Lyfrau Ceredigion)
Ein Rhyfel NiMair Wynn Hughes (Gwasg y Bwthyn)  WINNER
Y Wisg Enfys, Catherine Fisher (Gwasg Gomer)

Best Welsh-language Secondary Title
Adref Heb Elin,  Gareth F. Williams (Gwasg Gomer)  WINNER
Angst ac Anawsterau,  Angharad Devonald (Dref Wen)
Ffêc Tan, Rissole a Tships,  Caryl Lewis (Gwasg Gomer)

'These awards honour the achievements of children’s authors, said Menna Lloyd Williams, Head of the Children’s Books Department at the Books Council,'and we appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge them'.

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