Cornish Language Literature Prize

Agan Tavas announces the new Pewas Perghyryn Lyenyeth Kerneweck award for literature. The award, which was announced at the Agan Tavas AGM in Redruth, is in honour of Michael Palmer, who died in 2005 and who wrote short stories, novels and verse in the Cornish Language.  Agan Tavas is both a society for the protection and promotion of the Cornish language and a support group for the users of the Cornish language.

Agan Tavis Chairman Ray Chubb informed us that 'We are specifically looking for work that is publishable and therefore we want contributions of more than 2000 words.  It could be a piece of original prose e.g. short stories or a novel, or maybe a book of poems.  At the moment we are also considering the translation of literature into Cornish from other languages, a play in Cornish would also be acceptable.'

October 1st 2013 is the closing date with the trophy for the winner being presented at the Agan Tavas annual general meeting held every February. Information can be found on the Agan Tavas website where entry forms can be downloaded; or obtained by post with an SAE from the Secretary, Agan Tavas, Rozteag, Higher Tregenna Road, St Ives, TR26 2AU.