Nominated books 2022

The Holyer an Gof shortlist is below. Congratulations to all nominated publishers and authors. .You’ll find images of the books with links to the publishers’ websites here.

Class 1 Dyllansow yn Kernewek (Publications in the Cornish language)

Class 1a:  Lyvrow yn Kernewek rag dyskas (Books in Cornish for teaching)

No nominations were made in this class this year

Class 1b:  Lyvrow yn Kernewek rag fleghes (Books in Cornish  for children)

  • Arlo: An lew ha ny ylly cusca by Catherine Rayner translated by Ray Chubb and published by Agan Tavas
  • An Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson translated by Ray Chubb and published by Agan Tavas

Class 1c:  Lyvrow yn Kernewek rag tevesigyon ha tevesigesow (Books in Cornish for adults)

  • Mab an Gov by Owain Holland published by Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek

Class 1d:  Lyvrow treylyes yn Kernewek (Books translated into Cornish)

  • An Profet by Kahlil Gibran translated by Ian Jackson and ppublished by Evertype
  • Aventurs Alys in Pow an Anethow by Lewis Carroll translated by Nicholas Williams and published by Evertype

Class 2 Books for children

Class 2a:  Books for children of primary age

  • In the Footprints of Giants by Lilac Rosenwyn published by Cornish Books
  • The Life of Alfred Wallis by Molly Russon published by Unicorn Publishing Group

Class 2b:  Books for young adults

  • Morgan Le Fay:  Small Things and Great by Jo-Anne Blanco published by Argante Press
  • Zed and the Cormorants by Clare Owen published by Arachne Press

Class 3 Fiction for adults

Class 3a:  Literary fiction

  • Oyster Shore by Ruth Saberton published by Millington
  • Small Forgotten Moments by Annalise Crawford published by Vine Leaves Press
  • The Lip by Charlie Carroll published by John Murray Press/Two Roads

Class 3b:  General fiction

  • Cornish Horrors: Tales from the Land’s End edited by Joan Passey and published by British Library Publishing
  • Sad Pelican by L.A. Kent published by WillowOrchard Publishing
  • The Blue Hour by M.J. Greenwood published via Bad Press Ink

Class 4 Poetry and Drama

Class 4a:  Poetry

  • The Bee and the Sun by Catherine Hyde published by Head of Zeus
  • The Mouth of Truth by Alan M. Kent published by Francis Boutle Publishers

Class 4b:  Drama

  • Arthur Symons and his forgotten Tristan and Iseult by Alan M. Kent published by Evertype
  • The Poltroon by Simon Parker published by Scrifa

Class 5 Non-fiction for adults

Class 5a:  Social, cultural and political history

  • Cornwall in the Age of Rebellion 1490 – 1690 by Philip Payton published by University of Exeter Press
  • The Remarkable Pinwill Sisters by Helen Wilson published by Willow Productions
  • The Story of Anchor Studio edited by Elizabeth Knowles published by Borlase Smart Wells Trust

Class 5b:  Science, Environment and Industrial/Marine

  • A Wonder in the Garden by Dr.Tony Kendall published by United Writers Publicatrions
  • Butterflies of Cornwall: Atlas for the Twenty-first Century by Sarah Board, Tristram Besterman, Bob Dawson, Dick Goodere, Maggie Goodere and Cerin Poland and published by NatureBureau/Pisces Publications

Class 5c:  Leisure and Lifestyle

  • Ancient and High Crosses of Cornwall by Ann Preston-Jones, Andrew Langdon and Elisabeth Okasha published by University of Exeter Press
  • Cornwall:  The Definitive Guide by William Fricker published by GoldenEye Guidebooks
  • Story Singer by Richard Trethewey (self-published)

Class 5d Memoir

  • Kernow Ow Bro/Cornwall My Country by  Howard Curno published by the Estate of Howard Curnow
  • Pentewen People by Robert Evans published by Pentewan Publications

Class 6 Booklets

  • Carols of St. Ives edited by Terry Knight published by the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies
  • Cold Colours and Hot Dinners! by Glynda Winterson and Peter Winterson published by Vann Halman Publishing
  • Fooch 2 by Neil Davey published by Fenten