Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s longlist for 2012-2013 Literature Award

Following the announcement of longlists in six categories, the Abu Dhabi-based Award named fourteen candidates for the “Literature” title,  selected from 245 nominations. The titles came from Egypt, UAE, Iraq, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia and Kuwait.

Seven collections of poems, Six novels and one collection of short stories made it to the Longlist;

Book title Author Nationality Publisher
Yanamu ‘ala al shjar el-akhdar al tayr
(The bird sleeps on the green trees)
Mohammed Ali Shams Al Din Lebanese Al Sada Publishing/ Dubai Cultural Magazine, Dubai 2012
Al tatreez bil karaz
(Embroidery with Cherries)
(Collection of —poems)
Hashem Sahfiq Iraq/UK Dar al-Nahda, Beirut 2010
Al raheel ‘ila manba’ al-nahr
(Travelling to the source of the River)
Collection of —poems)
Farouk Shousha Egypt Dar al-Masriah al-Lubnaniah, Cairo 2012
Ala khayt Nur, Huna bayna
 A Ray of Light Between Two Nights.
Ibrahim Nasrallah Jordan/Palestine Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut 2012
Dewan Al-Wahaiby
(A collection of poems by Al-Wahaiby)
Munsif al-Wahaiby Tunisia Dar Muhammad Ali, Tunis 2010
Ghaym ‘ala al-‘aluk
(Clouds over Alouk Village)
Habib Al-Zyoudi (1963-2012) Jordan Jordan Press Foundation/Al Rai , Amman 2012
Kam nahnu waheedatan ya Suzan
(How lonely we are, Suzan)
Saadia Mufarreh Kuwait Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut 2012

Short stories, Novels

Book title Author Nationality Publisher
Farrat min kaswara
(She ran away from the hunter)
A Novel
Ali Abu Al-Reesh UAE Arab Institute for Research and Publishing, Beirut 2010
Mashrahat Baghdad
(Baghdad Morgue)
A Novel
Burhan Shawi Iraq/Germany Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut 2012
Wa sareerahoma Akhdar
(And their bed is green)
A Novel
Mohamed Elbesatie Egypt Dar al-Adab, Beirut 2011
Al -aswad yaleequ biki
(Black suits you)
A Novel
Ahlem Mostaghanmi Algeria Dar Nofal, Hachette-Antoine, Lebanon 2012
Ibn al-khatib fee Rawdat
A Novel
Abdel ilah bin Arafa Morocco Dar Al Adab, Beirut 2012
A Novel
Zohra Ramij Morocco Dar Alnaya and Dar Muhaka , Syria 2012
(An Embrace)
Short Stories
Latifa Labsir Morocco Al Markaz Al Thakafi Al ‘Arabi, Casablanca , Beirut 2012 .

The judges work is in progress since November 2012 to evaluate the long listed books. The assessment results will be collectively evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the Award to produce a short list.  The winners in the nine categories are scheduled for announcement in March.

The award comprises of nine categories where the total monetary prize stands at seven million UAE dirhams. Each prize consists of a gold medal bearing the SZBA logo, a certificate of merit and 750,000.00 Dirhams. The Cultural Personality of the Year winner receives a prize of one million dirhams.

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