Abu Dhabi, September 21, 2014 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its long-list for both categories; “Young Author” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement comes after the Award’s Reading Panels concluded their work earlier this month.
The “Young Author” longlist includes nine works from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and UAE with a variety of genres including novels, cultural and literary studies:
|Al Raheel(Migration)||Mohammed Hasan Alwan||KSA||Dar Al Saqi (2014)|
|Balaghat Al ‘aqel Al ‘arabi (The Intellect of the Arab Mind)||Mohammed Al Dakkan||KSA||Arab Cultural Center (2014)|
|Sharq Al Da’iri(East Ring Road) Novel||Khaled Ahmed||Egypt||Dar Al Masri (2014)|
|Al aja’ibi fil Sard Al Arabi Al Qadeem(The Magic in ancient Arabic Tales)||Nabil Elshahed||Egypt||Dar Al Warraq (2012)|
|Sani’ Al Ala’ab (The Playmaker)||Ahmad Mohsen||Lebanon||Nofal- Hachette Antoine (2013)|
|Burkini (Burkini)||Maya Al Hajj||Lebanon||Al IKhitlaf (Algeria); Dhifaf (KSA)(2014)|
|Harakyyet Al Badee’ fil Khitab Al Shi’ri(Aesthetics of Poetic Discourse)||Said Laouadi||Morocco||Kunouz Al Ma’rifa (2014)|
|Manzilat Al Tamtheel fi falsafat Ibn Rushd(Representation in Ibn Rushd’s Philosophy)||Fouad Ben Ahmed||Morocco||Dar Dhifaf (2014)|
|Krakato(Krakato)||Muhra Bint Ahmad||UAE||Al Dar Al Arabiya Lil Oloum (2013)|
Last year, Jawdat Fakhr-elDine from Lebanon won the “Children’s Literature” title for his Book “Thirty Poems for Children”, while Rami Abu Shihab from Jordan was named winner of “Young Author” Award for his book analyzing the Post-Colonial discourse in the contemporary Arab criticism.
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