Awards Presentation Ceremony marked on April 30

Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi 27 March, 2017- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the 11th Sheikh Zayed Book Award ceremony will be held on April 30th, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi. The event will join key intellectual and literary figures, alongside ministers, senior officials and diplomats, to witness granting eight prizes, namely: Contribution to the Development of Nations Award; Literature Award; Children’s Literature Award; Literary and Arts Criticism Award; Translation Award; Arabic Culture in Other languages Award; Publishing and Technology Award; and Cultural Personality of the Year Award. The event agenda includes a reception ceremony starting at 7:00 PM, showcasing two musical performances by the harpist, Lidia Stankulova from Bulgaria, and Sherif El Moghazy, from Egypt, on the handpan instrument. Additionally, the Award will be hosting a public meet and greet session with its Eight winners on Friday 28th April from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Discussion Forum, Hall No. 10, parallel to the Abu Dhabi international Book Fair proceedings.