Contenders in “Arabic Culture in Other Languages”, “Contribution to the Development of Nations” and “Publishing and Technology” revealed

Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi, March 6, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the works shortlisted in “Arabic Culture in Other Languages” and “Contribution to the Development of Nations” alongside the frontrunner entities in “Publishing and Technology” category. The shortlisted titles in “Arabic Culture in Other Languages” were filtered out of works received in five languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. The named finalists include three works in English, German and French respectively; “Al-Jahiz: In Praise of Books” by James E. Montgomery (Edinburgh University Press, UK, 2013) “Vom Denken der Natur zur Natur des Denkens” by David Wirmer (De Gruyter Publishers, Germany, 2014) “Pensée et politique dans le monde Arabe : Contextes historiques et problématiques, XIXe-XXIe siècle” by Georges Corm (La Découverte/Poche, France 2016) As for titles under “Contribution to the Development of Nations”, three works are named, including ‘Jadal Aldin wal hadatha’ (The Controversy of Religion and Modernity) by Egyptian Scholar Salah Salem (General Egyptian Book Organization (2016)); ‘Al Islam wal Insan’ (Islam and the Human Being) by Mohammad Chahrour from Syria (Dar Al Saqi (2016)); and ‘Fil Islam al thaqafi’ (In cultural Islam) by Moroccan author Bensalem Himmich (Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Egypt (2016)). In the category of “Publishing and Technology”, three entities are running for the title; “Al Mesbar Studies and Research Center” in Dubai, UAE; “Dar Al Adab” in Beirut, Lebanon; and “Kalimat Group” in Sharjah, UAE, which is specialized in publishing printed and online Children’s Books in Arabic. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award had announced its long-listed titles in earlier press releases across four categories, Literature, Children’s Literature, Critical Studies, and Translation; further announcements will be made in the next few days.