New Laureate na nÓg to be announced on 17 May
The fourth Laureate na nÓg will be announced at a special reception in the Arts Council on 17 May.
Laureate na nÓg is an exciting initiative established in 2010 to honour a significant children's writer or illustrator while also recognising the role and importance of literature for children.
The first Laureate na nÓg was Siobhán Parkinson, followed by Niamh Sharkey and most recently Eoin Colfer. Over the course of his laureateship, Eoin led a nationwide storytelling tour with Once Upon a Place, bringing stories to children all over Ireland, while also commissioning an anthology of stories and poems for children.
Following an extensive selection process, the fourth person to be awarded this unique honour will be announced at a special reception in the Arts Council on 17 May.
The new Laureate will hold the position for two years and will participate in selected events and initiatives all across the country.
Further details will be available at www.artscouncil.ie on 17 May.
Laureate na nÓg is an initiative of the Arts Council with the support of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Children's Books Ireland, Poetry Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.