Sheikh Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for “Young Author” & “Children’s Literature”

Abu Dhabi,

Abu Dhabi, September 21, 2014 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its long-list for both categories; “Young Author” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement comes after the Award’s Reading Panels concluded their work earlier this month. The “Young Author” longlist includes nine works from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and UAE with a variety of genres including novels, cultural and literary studies: Book title Author Country Publisher Al Raheel(Migration) Mohammed Hasan Alwan KSA Dar Al Saqi (2014) Balaghat Al ‘aqel Al ‘arabi (The Intellect of the Arab Mind)  Mohammed Al Dakkan KSA Arab Cultural Center (2014)  Sharq Al Da’iri(East Ring Road) Novel Khaled Ahmed Egypt Dar Al Masri (2014)  Al aja’ibi fil Sard Al Arabi Al Qadeem(The Magic in ancient Arabic Tales) Nabil Elshahed Egypt Dar Al Warraq (2012)  Sani’ Al Ala’ab (The Playmaker) Ahmad Mohsen Lebanon Nofal- Hachette Antoine (2013) Burkini (Burkini) Maya Al Hajj Lebanon Al IKhitlaf (Algeria); Dhifaf (KSA)(2014) Harakyyet Al Badee’ fil Khitab Al Shi’ri(Aesthetics of Poetic Discourse)  Said Laouadi Morocco Kunouz Al Ma’rifa (2014) Manzilat Al Tamtheel fi falsafat Ibn Rushd(Representation in Ibn Rushd’s  Philosophy) Fouad Ben Ahmed Morocco Dar Dhifaf (2014) Krakato(Krakato) Muhra Bint Ahmad UAE Al Dar Al Arabiya Lil Oloum (2013) Last year, Jawdat Fakhr-elDine from Lebanon won the “Children’s Literature” title for his Book “Thirty Poems for Children”, while Rami Abu Shihab from Jordan was named winner of “Young Author” Award for his book analyzing the Post-Colonial discourse in the contemporary Arab criticism. The award comprises of nine categories where the total monetary prize stands at seven million UAE dirhams. Each prize consists of a gold medal bearing the SZBA logo, a certificate of merit and 750,000.00 Dirhams. The Cultural Personality of the Year winner receives a prize of one million dirhams