Donald Meek Awards

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The Donald Meek Awards, named in honour of Scottish Gaelic writer and professor Donald Meek, are annual prizes for original works in Scottish Gaelic of any genre. The awards are given by Comhairle nan Leabhraichean and funded by Creative Scotland and Bòrd na Gàidhlig.[1][2]

Year Award Author Work Publisher
2017 First Prize Iain F. Macleod Dìoghaltas[3]
2016[1][2] First Prize Peter Mackay and John S MacPherson An Leabhar Liath Luath Press
Second Prize Sandy NicDhòmhnaill Jones Crotal Ruadh/Red Lichen Acair
Third Prize Seonag Monk Mil san Tì Acair
Shortlisted Seonaidh Charity An Làmh a Bheir Sandstone Press
John Urquhart Breab, Breab, Breab Acair
Morag Ann MacNeil Granaidh Afraga
2015[4][5] First Prize Alasdair Caimbeul Ro Fhada san t-Suidheachadh Seo CLÀR
Second place Roddy MacLean An Creanaiche Sandstone Press
Third place Rody Gorman Air a' Chruard
Shortlisted Steaphanaidh Chaimbeul An Raga
2014[6][7] First Prize Norma Macleod An Dosan


  1. ^ a b "Duais Dhòmhnaill Meek / The Donald Meek Award". Publishing Scotland. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "DUAIS DHÒMHNAILL MEEK 2016 – LUCHD-GLÈIDHIDH NAN DUAISEAN". Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (in Scottish Gaelic). Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Donald Meek Awards 2017". Publishing Scotland. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "The Donald Meek Awards 2016". The Stornoway Gazette. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Six of the best: New Gaelic books in line to win top literary award". The Oban Times. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Success for Acair author in the 2014 Donald Meek Award – Hebrides News Today". Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  7. ^ Whiteford, Eilidh. "Honours for publishers as books win approval".
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