A widening chorus of literary voices from the Arab world is being heard on the international stage, thanks in part to the leadership of the UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book award, says Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous.
Allison Al-Masri offers reading recommendations on Arabic literature in translation and talks about the role of prizes like the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in bringing Arabic writing to more readers.
‘Learning Arabic is a winding road,’ Paula Santillán Grimm has said, ‘but the views are so spectacular.’ She speaks now about her new position with the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s ‘scientific committee.’
Three key categories of shortlists have been named in the 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award program, with the prize ceremony set for April 25. Translation funding is available for some winning titles.
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.