Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Donald Meek Award
Donald Meek, a native of Tiree, was brought up as a Gaelic speaker, attended Oban High School, graduated from the University of Cambridge, was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Glasgow and became Professor of Scottish and Gaelic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has now retired, but continues to promote his interests in the many subjects that interest him. The Donald Meek Literary Award was established in 2010 to promote Gaelic fiction and this year's short-listed candidates appear in a Stornoway Gazette item. The winner will be announced on Thursday 22 August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
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