Manon Steffan Ros, author and translator
🏆 Winner of the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal
A post-apocalyptic short novel alternately narrated by a 14 year old boy and his mother. They are isolated survivors of a nuclear disaster, living outside a small village in North Wales where they grow what they eat and forage for other essentials — such as books — in abandoned homes. Simultaneously delicate and brutal, this is a contemplative read that makes us examine our lives in the modern world and what we really care about. The English edition is also an exploration of Welsh identity and our relationship with language.