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 ...

Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji

Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji has acquired extensive experience in leading initiatives that focus on books and the publishing industry at the Depa ...

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 ...

Dr. Badria Bishr

Dr. Badria Bishr is one of the most distinguished Arab female writers. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Lebanese University in Beirut, and a Master’s degree ...

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 ...

Dr. Nadia El Cheikh

Nadia El Cheikh is a scholar of the Abbasid Caliphate and Byzantium. She earned her BA in History and Archaeology with distinction from the American University of Beiru ...

Dr. Amany Gadallah

Dr Amany Gadallah holds a PhD in criticism and rhetoric with first honours degree from Egypt’s Ain Shams University, and has made many literary and cultural co ...

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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