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SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD CALLS FOR 13th EDITION NOMINATIONS

Abu Dhabi, May 14, 2018 - The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced it will be accepting nominations for its 13th edition (the 2018/19 Awards) starting this month and running until October 1st 2018. The call for nominations comes after the successful...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Translation’ Category

Abu Dhabi December 21, 2017- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced the “Translation Category” long list for its twelfth edition, consisting of 10 works from the 74 nominations received in...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Children’s Literature’ (2017-2018)

Abu Dhabi, December 13, 2017- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA( today announced its longlist for “Children’s Literature" Category, selecting 13 titles out of 135 nominations received in the category ...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Development of Nations’ (2017-2018)

Abu Dhabi December 04 - 2017 The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its longlist for ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’, counting 11 titles out of 131 nominations received in the...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for Literary Studies (2017-2018)

Abu Dhabi November 27, 2017- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced its longlist for “Literary and Art Criticism”, selecting seven titles out of 123 nominations received in the category. ...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Young Author’ Category (2017-2018)

Abu Dhabi November 20, 2017- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its ‘Young Author’ longlist for the twelfth edition, consisting of 12 titles out of 307 nominations received in the cate...

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Zayed Book Award Longlist Announced for ‘Literature’ Category (2017-2018)

Abu Dhabi November 7, 2017- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) today announced its Literature Category long list for its twelfth edition, consisting of 13 titles out of the 337 nominations which were ...

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Ahead of long-list announcements Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s Reading Panels review nominations

Abu Dhabi 28 October, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award concluded the evaluation process for its twelfth edition this week, following the closure of the nomination phase which extended from early May...

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Opens up Cultural Dialogue in London

Abu Dhabi, September 20, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award held a seminar on "Exploring the Arab Culture in Other Languages" at the Lanesborough Hotel in London on Wednesday 20th September, which bro...

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Mouza Al Shamsi appointed new Director of Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Abu Dhabi, September 14, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the appointment of Mouza Al Shamsi as Director of the Award, effective July 2017. In her new role, Al Shamsi will be respon...

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award receives 725 nominations to date for its 12th Session

Abu Dhabi, July 27, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award recorded a total of 725 nominations to date since the 12th cycle commenced last May. ‘Young Author’ and ‘Literature’ categories are leading with ...

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SHEIKH ZAYED BOOK AWARD 2018 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Abu Dhabi, May 29, 2017 - The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2018 edition, with submissions accepted until October 1st 2017. The announcement was made du...

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Awards Presentation Ceremony marked on April 30

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 ...

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

Abu Dhabi, 05 April 2017 – 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 el...

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Eleventh Session Winners Announced

Abbas Beydoun’s “Khareef al Bara’a” wins Literature Award Dr Ali Bin Tamim: “Winning titles address current pressing issues.” Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2017 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced t...

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Zayed Book Award Board of Trustees Approves Winners

Abu Dhabi, March 12, 2017 – The Board of Trustees of Sheikh Zayed Book Award has approved the winners’ list put forward by the Award’s Scientific Committee for the eleventh cycle (2016 – 2017). The Bo...

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