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Mohamed receives winners of Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Culture has been and will remain the key benchmark for the development and progress of nations, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said while receiving winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) 2016 at Al Bahr Palace on Monday. Sheikh Mohamed congratulated winners of the 10th edition of the award, including the Lebanese-born French novelist, Amin Maalouf, who bagged the ‘Cultural Personality of the Year Award’. He also received a delegation from the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) taking part in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2016) organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi)

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10-05-2017 | UAEtoday.com | United Arab Emirates

Awards Presentation Ceremony Marked On April 30

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.

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10-05-2017 | UAEtoday.com | United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Honours Winners Of The Eleventh Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

The 11th annual Sheikh Zayed Book Award Ceremony was staged last night (Sunday) in the presence of dignitaries and prominent figures to honour the 2017 winners. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the ceremony was graced by the presence of His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, who presented the prizes to the eight winners, accompanied by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards. During the ceremony, the Moroccan historian and scholar Abdallah Laroui received the accolade of Cultural Personality of the Year 2017 Award from HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which honours prominent figures for their distinguished contributions to the advancement of Arab culture, and for works that call for tolerance and promote peaceful coexistence.

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10-05-2017 | UAEtoday.com | United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names Abdallah Laroui “Cultural Personality of the Year”

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the Moroccan historian and scholar, Abdallah Laroui, is to be celebrated as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the award’s eleventh session 2016-2017. The title honours prominent figures for their unique contributions to the advancement of Arabic culture, and for works that portray tolerance and promote peaceful coexistence. Speaking on the decision of the board of trustees and scientific committee, Dr Ali Bin Tamim, Award’s Secretary General, said: “The choice of the prominent historian and theoretician Abdallah Laroui as Cultural Personality of the Year has been made to reflect his well-founded thought movement and cultural momentum spanning the entire Arab World. His valuable contribution to academic institutes and scientific bodies has profoundly influenced Arab political thinking and inspired numerous cultural and literary practices.”

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06-05-2017 | Khaleej Times | United Arab Emirates

The Zayed Book Award is a shot in the arm for Arabic kids’ books

It’s a figure sure to incite envy. Eight winners of the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which took place last week in Abu Dhabi, received prize money of Dh750,000 each totalling a whopping Dh7 million. Among the winners was a publishing house Kalimat that publishes only children’s books in Arabic. They bagged an award for Publishing and Technology. We caught up with Tamer Said, 38, the general manager of Kalimat Group. Said, who moved to UAE from Egypt, said, “We started 10 years ago. When the company began, we had one aim – providing the Arabic book market with the best and most nurturing children’s books.” Said has been with the organisation for more than six years. Founded by Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi in 2007, Kalimat is the first publishing house in UAE for publishing Arabic children’s books. And they’re doing well, too. In 2014, at the London Book Fair, Kalimat won ‘Best Publisher in Asia’ and ‘International Excellence Award’. The group has produced over 175 books in three years, ranging from picture books for younger age groups with a portfolio of traditional topics; these include tales from UAE’s unique culture and heritage.

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06-05-2017 | NewsDog | India

The Zayed Book Award is a shot in the arm for Arabic kids books – NewsDog

It’s a figure sure to incite envy. Eight winners of the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which took place last week in Abu Dhabi, received prize money of Dh750,000 each totalling a whopping Dh7 million. Among the winners was a publishing house Kalimat that publishes only children s books in Arabic.

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05-05-2017 | Arabs Today (EG) | Egypt

Abu Dhabi honours winners of the 11th Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

The 11th annual Sheikh Zayed Book Award Ceremony was held last night, Sunday, in the presence of dignitaries and prominent figures to honour the 2017 winners. Held 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 ceremony was attended by H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, who presented the prizes to the eight winners, accompanied by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Secretary-General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards. During the ceremony, the Moroccan historian and scholar Abdallah Laroui received the accolade of Cultural Personality of the Year 2017 Award from H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, which honours prominent figures for their distinguished contributions to the advancement of Arab culture, and for works that call for tolerance and promote peaceful coexistence. Seven other winners were celebrated at the ceremony held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, on the sidelines of the 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and were issued with a certificate of merit and a Gold Medal in addition to the award. The 2017 winners were selected following extensive discussions between the Awards’ Board of Trustees and Scientific Committee, with the results submitted by dedicated judging panels across the award’s categories. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is an independent cultural award administered by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, launched in 2007 in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of UAE for more than 30 years. The awards honour his pioneering role in promoting national unity and the country’s development. It is presented every year to outstanding Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young talents whose writings and translations in the humanities have enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life.

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05-05-2017 | khaleej times | United Arab Emirates

The Zayed Book Award is a shot in the arm for Arabic kids books

It’s a figure sure to incite envy. Eight winners of the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which took place last week in Abu Dhabi, received prize money of Dh750,000 each totalling a whopping Dh7 million. Among the winners was a publishing house Kalimat that publishes only children’s books in Arabic.

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04-05-2017 | china daily | China

Chinese literature shines light on Abu Dhabi book fair

The seven-day Abu Dhabi book fair which closed Tuesday has brought Chinese literature closer to readers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.
As this year’s official “guest of honour” country, China’s participation at the 27th Abu Dhabi book fair was the country’s largest at a foreign book fair to date.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE which supports China’s The Belt and Road Initiative, the strategy to bring the Far East with the Middle East, Africa and Europe closer together in relation to trade, investments and cultural exchange.

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03-05-2017 | The Gulf Today | United Arab Emirates

Awards for promoting culture

Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, honoured eight people with the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards for their contribution to the promotion of culture and heritage (“Winners of Zayed Book Awards honoured,” May 2, The Gulf Today). Moroccan historian Abdallah Laroui was honoured with Cultural Personality of the Year 2017 Award for advancing Arab culture and promoting peaceful coexistence. Interestingly, the Sheikh Zayed Book award was instituted in 2007 by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Every year Arab intellectuals are endowed with this award for their pioneering role in promoting art, culture and literature.

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03-05-2017 | ecns.cn china news | China

Chinese literature shines light on Abu Dhabi book fair

The seven-day Abu Dhabi book fair which closed Tuesday has brought Chinese literature closer to readers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.
As this year’s official “guest of honour” country, China’s participation at the 27th Abu Dhabi book fair was the country’s largest at a foreign book fair to date.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE which supports China’s The Belt and Road Initiative, the strategy to bring the Far East with the Middle East, Africa and Europe closer together in relation to trade, investments and cultural exchange.

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