Scientific Committee

HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim

HE Dr. Ali Bin Tamim has been the Secretary General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award since November 2011. He is also the Chairman of the newly established Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Authority.

Throughout his career, Bin Tamim assumed several roles. He served as a chairperson of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, Jury member of several cultural awards in UAE; most notably the Prince of P ...

Prof. Dr. Khalil Al Sheikh

A seasoned researcher, critic and translator, Dr. Al Sheikh is a Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Jordan’s Yarmouk University and holds a doctorate in comparative critical studi ...

Prof. Dr. Kadhim Jihad Hassan

Iraqi-born Dr. Hassan now lives in France where he is a faculty member at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO) in Paris and a lecturer at the Paris Sorbonne and o ...

Dr. Mohammad Bennis

Dr. Bennis is a Moroccan poet and one of the most important figures in modern Arabic poetry.

The author of more than 30 published poetry, prose, essay and translation works, Dr. Bennis&rsqu ...

Samer Abu Hawash

Samer is a writer and Journalist, born in 1972 in the Southern Lebanese city of Sidon.  He graduated from the Department of Journalism and Communication/Lebanese University in 199 ...

Juergen Boos

After training as a publishing manager, Juergen Boos studied business management in at the University of Mannheim, a public research university in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He work ...

Prof. Paula Santillan Grimm

Prof. Paula Santillán Grimm holds a PhD in Arabic linguistics from the University of Granada, Spain. She lectures in several Arab and international universities including Pompeu Fabra Universit ...

Allison McQuady Al Masri

Allison McQuady Al-Masri holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and Middle East studies from New York University, and a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies from Harvard Universi ...

Sultan Al Umaimi

Sultan Al Ameemi is currently the Director of the Poetry Academy at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. He is also a scholar of local culture and linguistic studies, a member of t ...