Funded by Creative Scotland and Bòrd na
Gàidhlig and administered by The Gaelic Books
Council, the Donald Meek Award is an
annual literary competition which seeks to encourage new and
creative Scottish Gaelic writing by emerging and established Gaelic
The competition is open to authors of new Scottish Gaelic
creative works - poetry, short stories, novels or drama.
Six books were shortlisted for the Donald Meek Award 2016:
- An Làmh a Bheir by Seonaidh Charity
- An Leabhar Liath by Peter Mackay & John S
MacPherson (Luath Press)
- Breab, Breab, Breab by John Urquhart
- Crotal Ruadh by Sandy NicDhòmhnaill
- Granaidh Afraga by Morag Ann MacNeil
- Mil san Tì by Seonag Monk
The 2016 award to An Leabhar Liath was announced at an
evening reception at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on
For details of the Donald Meek Award, see The Gaelic Books Council website.
For details of the Gaelic New Writers Awards
(closing date for applications 5pm on Friday 18 November 2016), see
the The Gaelic Books Council website.