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Longlist announcements of Sheikh Zayed Book Award Continue Children’s Literature and Young Author

Abu Dhabi, 13 December 2016 –The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its longlist for two categories; ‘Children’s Literature’ and ‘Young Author’.

The titles in the ‘Children’s Literature’ longlist were selected from more than 95 nominations mostly received from five countries; Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi, Kuwait and Syria.

Book title Author Nationality Publisher
1 ‘al betaqa al ajeeba’ (The Amazing Card) Samar Barraj Lebanon Al Salwa – Jordan 2014
2 ‘haflat shai fi qasr Cinderella’ (A Tea Party at Cinderella’s Palace) Arwa Khamayyis Saudi Arabia Arwa Al-Arabeia- Saudi 2015
3 ‘ al manzel al azraq’ (the Blue House) Samah Ezzat Egypt Dar al Banan – Lebanon 2016
4 ‘bila qubba’a’ (Hatless) Lateefa Buti Kuwait Seedan Media – Kuwait 2015
5 ‘sadeeq al nujoom’ (Friend of Stars) Hassan Abdallah Lebanon Academia International- Lebanon 2017
6 ‘al zi’ba Um kaseb’ (Umm Kaseb, the She-Wolf) Lina al Hasan Syria Hakaya- Lebanon 2016
7 Nuwayyer (nuwayyer) Taleb Al Alrefai Kuwait Kalimat, UAE 2015
8 Princess Buhruj Palace Ahlam Bsharat Palestine Palestine Workshop 2016

 

For the ‘Young Author’ category, eight books have made it to the longlist out of 367 titles, most of which come from UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco. The titles are:

Book title Type Author Country strong>Publisher
1 ‘al darak al a’la’ (A Higher Abyss) A novel Khaled Alnasrallah Kuwait Nova Plus, Kuwait 2016
2 ‘fi’ran ummi Hissa’ (My mom Hissa’s mice) A novel Saud Al-Sanusi Kuwait Arab Scientific Publishers – Difaf, Lebanon 2015
3 ‘risalat al nur’ (Message of Light) A novel Mohammed Tarazi Lebanon Arab Scientific Publishers, Lebanon 2016
4 ‘qitar Paris’ (Paris Train) A novel Bahaa Al Gharaibeh Jordan Arab institute for Research and Publishing , Lebanon 2016
5 Shaqraa’ kal dahab’ (Blonde as Gold) A novel Abdulla Al- Mannaei Bahrain Arab Scientific Publishers, Lebanon 2016
6 ‘al balagha wal sard’ (The rhetoric and narrative) A study Hecham Mechbal Morocco Dar Konoz, 2015
7 ‘al harb, muqaraba falsafiyya’ (a philosophical approach to war) A study Zuhair el-Yagoubi Morocco Difaf Publising , 2016
8 ‘lughat al takhatub al hijaji’ (a study of Ibn Hazm’s argumentative discourse) A study Mustafa Al-Attar Morocco Dar Konoz, Jordan 2017

In the past few weeks, the award announced longlist in three categories; ‘Best Contribution to Development of Nations’, ‘Arts and Literary Criticism’ and ‘Translation’. The rest of categories will be revealed in the next few weeks.

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13/12/2016

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