We are very pleased to announce that Dràma na Gàidhlig: Ceud Bliadhna air an Àrd-ùrlar / A Century of Gaelic Drama has been shortlisted for the Donald Meek Award for Best Non-fiction Book at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2021.
The collection, number 50 in our Annual Volume series and edited by Michelle Macleod, is a celebration of an often-overlooked genre, bringing together eight Gaelic plays from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Accessible to non-Gaelic speakers, this book contains English translations as well as an introduction to the history of Gaelic theatre, and to the playwrights whose skill and commitment to their art deserves much wider recognition.
Dràma na Gàidhlig is shortlisted alongside Eachdraidh le Càirdeas is Cridhe: Ainmean-àite Ceann a Tuath Leòdhais / History with Heart and Soul: The Place-names of North Lewis, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis & Dr Rachel Barrowman (Acair) and Iain mac Mhurchaidh: The Life and Work of John MacRae, Kintail and North Carolina, edited by Màiri Sìne Campbell (Scottish Gaelic Texts Society). Prizes will be awarded on Thursday 16th September 2021 at an online event to be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To view the Gaelic Literature Awards 2021 shortlists, click here.
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