The Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Publishing Perspectives, and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York will host at seminar on Arabic literature in translation in NYC.
Hope and cross-cultural understanding were big themes at the official ceremony honoring the winners of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Abu Dhabi.
The spaciousness and energy at Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center make the just opened book fair there a sprawling, energetic event with a professional program at its heart.
The Jordanian-Palestinian author Ibrahim Nasrallah—twice before in the running for the award—has been named the winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
With 1,350 exhibitors on tap and more than 800 sessions and events planned for visitors, the 28th iteration of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is expected to showcase some 500,000 titles and to introduce the Kalima Translation Project’s latest volumes.
This year, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is offering translation funding for literary and children’s titles that have won the award, with the goal of increasing the readership for Arabic books.
Syrian author Khalil Sweileh wins the Literature category of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award, which celebrates Arabic writing and culture with annual prizes worth US$1.9 million.
With a prize of US$50,000 and funding for translation into English, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction enters its second decade with a longlist of 16 novels that ‘bring to life the tragic distortions and dreams of these societies.’
Six writers and their mentors are beginning the ninth annual Abu Dhabi desert nadwa program of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Alfulk Publishing in Abu Dhabi and Nepko Publishing in Mongolia are each working on new initiatives to increase translation of their books for more readers.