Zayed Book Award’s Grand Ceremony marked on April 30

Abu Dhabi,

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 12th Sheikh Zayed Book Awards will be held tomorrow, April 30th, at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi.

The event will join key intellectual and literary figures, alongside ministers, senior officials and diplomats, to witness granting eight prizes: Literature Award to the Syrian novelist Khalil Sweileh; Children’s Literature Award to Emirati author Hessa Al Muhairi; Young Author Award to the Egyptian writer Ahmad Al Qarmalawi; Literary and Arts Criticism Award to the Moroccan academic scholar Mohammad Mishbal; Translation Award to Naji Al ‘Awlani from Tunisia; Arabic Culture in Other languages Award to the German professor Dag Nikolaus Hasse; Publishing and Technology Award to Dar Al-Tanweer; and Cultural Personality of the Year Award to “Institut du monde Arabe” (Arab World Institute) in Paris.

The event agenda includes a reception ceremony starting at 7:00 PM, showcasing a musical performance by “Najmat”, led by ‘Oud musician Shereen Tohami, in addition to a short feature film celebrating the vision of Sheikh Zayed Book Award.