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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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'.

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

Al Jahiz: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

The Cosmic Script: Sacred Geometry and the Science of Arabic Penmanship

Ahmed Moustafa and Stefan Sperl

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective

Michael Cook

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

The Arab Nahda: The Making of the Intellectual and Humanist Movement (The Philosophy of Im

Abdulrazzak Patel

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Culture, Ninth-Twelfth Century AD.

Nizar F. Hermes

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

Teorías sobre el amor en la cultura árabe medieval (Theories of love in Arabic Culture in

Emilio Tornero

Arabic Culture in Other Languages Award

Los traductores de árabe del Estado español. Del Protectorado a nuestros días (Arabic Tra

Arias-Torres & Feria-García

Young Author Award

Krakato (Krakato)

Muhra Bint Ahmad

 

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

 





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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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Ninth Session Winners Announced

Abu Dhabi, April 06, 2015 – The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today the four winners in its 9th session (2014/2015); The ‘Literature’ Award went to Osama Alaysa from Palestine for his novel “Majaneen bait lahem” (The fools of Bethlehem), while Hanawa Haruo from Japan was named winner of the ‘Translation’ Award for his Naguib […]

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