Nominations open for Sheikh Zayed Book Award [MENA]

Nominations open for Sheikh Zayed Book Award [MENA]

Posted on September 18, 2018


October 01, 2018

Arab writers and intellectuals can compete for an award.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award seeks works that have enriched Arab intellectual, cultural, literary and social life. The award is named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi.

The contest has nine categories: contribution to the development of nations, children’s literature, young author, translation, literature, literary and art criticism, Arab culture in other languages, technology and publishing, and personality of the year.

Works must have been published in the last two years and have not previously received an international prize.  They must be written in Arabic, except in the translation category --which could be translated either from or to Arabic--, and in the category "Arab  culture in other languages,” for works in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

The awards are worth AED7,000,000 (US$1,900,000), distributed among the categories.

The deadline is Oct. 1.

For more information on how to enter, click here.