2015 Award Ceremony

The ceremony was held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, honoured the winners of the 9th Zayed Book Award and paid tribute to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was named the Award’s 'Cultural Personality of the Year.'

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Ceremony Details




Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Monday 11th May 2015

The ‘Literature’ Award went to Palestine’s Osama Alaysa for his novel ‘Majaneen bait lahem’ (The Fools of Bethlehem), while Japan’s Hanawa Haruo won the ‘Translation’ Award for his translation into Japanese of Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street). The ‘Arab Culture in Other Languages’ Award went to Japan’s Sugita Hideaki for his book ‘Arabian-Naito to Nihon-Jin’ (The Arabian Nights and the Japanese), while Lebanon’s Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. won the ‘Publishing and Technology’ Award. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was named 'Cultural Personality of the Year'.

Translation Award

L’arco e la Farfalla (Mohammed Achaari’s The Arch and the Butterfly) (translated to Itali

Paola Viviani

Translation Award

“Who’s View of Life? Embryos, Cloning, and Stem Cells” authored n by Jane Maienschein (tra

Omar Al Ayyoubi

Translation Award

Ibn ‘Arabi by Claude Addas (translated from French)

Ahmed Essadki

Translation Award

Al Siyasa al Muqarana (Comparative Politics by authors Bertrand Badie and Guy Hermet)

Izzeddine Khattabi

Translation Award

Espania bishakl Jali (The historical logic of Spanish countries; authored by Julian Maria

Ali Menufi

Translation Award

A History of Anthropology

Abdou El Rayess

Translation Award

Historic Typography of Medieval and Ancient Syria

Issam Chehadat

Translation Award

Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street)

Hanawa Haruo – Japan

 

Children’s Literature Award

The Award has been withheld as this year’s nominations in this category did not meet the Award’s standards and criteria for winning

Young Author Award

The Award has been withheld as this year’s nominations in this category did not meet the Award’s standards and criteria for winning

Literary and Art Criticism Award

The Award has been withheld as this year’s nominations in this category did not meet the Award’s standards and criteria for winning

Contribution to the Development of Nations Award

The Award has been withheld as this year’s nominations in this category did not meet the Award’s standards and criteria for winning

Children’s Literature Award

Al fatat allati iqtafat aathar shakhsyyat Ibn Al Muqaffa’ (The girl who traced the charact

Nabiha Mheidli

Young Author Award

Sharq Al Da’iri (East Ring Road)

Khaled Ahmed

Young Author Award

Manzilat Al Tamtheel fi falsafat Ibn Rushd (Representation in Ibn Rushd’s Philosophy)

Fouad Ben Ahmed

Young Author Award

Harakyyet Al Badee’ fil Khitab Al Shi’ri (Aesthetics of Poetic Discourse)

Said Laouadi

 





Publishing and Technology Award

The publishing house which has published significant works for all age groups

Arab Scientific Publishers Inc. – Lebanon

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

Arabian-Naito to Nihon-Jin (The Arabian Nights and the Japanese)

Sugita Hideaki – Japan

Translation Award

Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street)

Hanawa Haruo – Japan

Literature Award

Majaneen bait lahem (The Fools of Bethlehem)

Osama Alaysa – Palestine

Cultural Personality of the Year Award

One of the most prominent agents of change in all walks of cultural development

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum

 

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