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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces the winners of the 15th session

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces the winners of the 15th session

Under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced the winners of its fifteenth session, the largest in the history of the award with the number of nominations, as the award received 2,349 nominations during 2020 and 2021, an increase of 23% compared to the last sessionThe list of award winners, organized by the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, included seven writers and researchers from Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, in addition to a Lebanese publishing house.

And in the Literature Branch, the Egyptian writer Iman Mersal won the book “In the Impact of Inayat Al-Zayat” published by Dar Al-Kutub Khan in 2019Tunisian writer Maysouni Bennani won in the Children’s Literature Branch, based on the story “An Artist’s Journey”, published by the sociability publishing house in 2020.

The American translator Michael Cooperson won the translation branch for his book “Impostures,” which is a translation of “Maqamat Hariri” from Arabic into English, and was published by the Arabic Literature Library of New York University Abu Dhabi in 2020.

Saudi researcher Asma Muqbel Awad Al-Ahmadi won the Sheikh Zayed Book Prize for the Young Author Branch, for a study entitled “Problems of the Narrated Self in the Saudi Feminist Novel – A Critical Study (1999 – 2012)”, published by the Arab Science Publishers in 2020.

Tunisian researcher Khalil Qawia won in the Arts and Critical Studies branch, for the book “The Path of Modernization in Fine Arts from

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Said Al-Masry from Egypt won the Development and State Building Branch Prize for the book “The Legacy of Supremacy between Folklore and the Religious Field”, which was published by Bettana House for Publishing and Distribution in 2019.

American researcher Tahera Qutbuddin won the Arab Culture in Other Languages ​​Branch Prize for the book “Arab Rhetoric: Art and Function” published by Brill Publishers in 2019.

The Lebanese House Al-Jadid won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for the Publishing and Cultural Technologies Branch, in appreciation of its contribution to shedding light on forgotten and neglected topics in Arab publishing, and its prominent role in providing the Arab library with scientific books and distinguished linguistic and intellectual studies.

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Ali bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Award and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language, congratulated the winners and thanked all the applicants for the award, and said: “Despite the challenges posed by the Covid 19 pandemic last year, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has witnessed an exceptional year in terms of the number of nominations.

And the quality of the work involvedWe are proud to contribute to the support of the thriving international publishing sector, based on the award’s position as one of the most prominent pioneering cultural awards in the Arab world, and we are pleased to see the cultural and intellectual diversity of the winners.

Perhaps what impressed the jury the most was the diversity of literary and research methods that characterized the participating works, and the topics raised by writers and researchers.

This diversity that characterizes the winners confirms the depth and position of the award in the Arab world and beyond, and we commend their achievements and look forward to seeing more distinguished works in the following years

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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces the winners of the 15th session
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces the winners of the 15th session