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 Center.

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 Poet ...

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 ...

Juergen Boos

Juergen Boos became President and CEO of the Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (Frankfurt Book Fair) in 2005 and is President of LITPROM (Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Lit ...

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 ...

Mustafa Al-Slaiman

Mustafa Al-Slaiman was born in Jordan, in 1960, and currently lives and works in Germany’s capital, Berlin, as a prolific literary translator, conference interpreter and cultural mediator.
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Prof. Floréal Sanagustin

Prof. Floréal Sanagustin was born in France in 1951 and is an emeritus professor of Arabic language and literature at Université Lumière-Lyon, as well as an expert in the history ...

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abu al Fadl Badran

A prize-winning poet, prolific author and highly respected academic, Dr. Muhammad Abu al Fadl Badran was born in 1959, in the village of Al-Ewaidat, which is in the Qaft Center in Upper Egypt, where h ...

Dr. Khaled Al-Masri

Dr. Khaled Al-Masri teaches Arabic Language and Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmo ...

Prof. Mohammad Al-Safran

Prof. Mohammad Al-Safrani is a Saudi Arabian professor of Modern Art Criticism and a faculty member of the Arabic Studies Department at University of Taibah, Medinah in Saudi Arabia. He is an active r ...