Manon Steffan Ros was born in Snowdonia and worked as an actress before becoming a writer. She writes for adults and children and has won the Wales Book of the Year for her adult fiction as well as being four-times winner of the Tir na N’Og Welsh children’s literature award. She has also won Eisteddfod and National Theatre Wales awards for her drama writing. Originally published in Welsh as Llyfr Glas Nebo, and adapted into English by the author, Manon's The Blue Book of Nebo has been shortlisted for the prestigious Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing. She lives in north Wales with her children.
'The Blue Book of Nebo' by Manon Steffan Ros
Winner of the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2023
Dylan was six when The End came, back in 2018; when the electricity went off for good, and the ‘normal’ 21st-century world he knew disappeared. Now he’s 14 and he and his mam have survived in their isolated hilltop house above the village of Nebo in north-west Wales, learning new skills, and returning to old ways of living. Despite their close understanding, the relationship between mother and son changes subtly as Dylan must take on adult responsibilities. And they each have their own secrets, which emerge as, in turn, they jot down their thoughts and memories in a found notebook – the Blue Book of Nebo.