Two of the foremost scholars and researchers in Arabic literature are a couple. And Suzanne and Jaroslav Stetkevych’s designation as 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award ‘Cultural Personalities of the Year’ revives an Arabic tradition of honoring families’ accomplishments.
Canada announces a three-person literary programming committee for its Guest of Honor cultural program to represent its three literary traditions.
This year’s recipients of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as announced to date, come from Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.
Fueled by a passion for Arabic writing and translation, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry works up to 20 hours a day for his readers, authors, and international partners.
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.
A California-based charitable fund, Crankstart–the foundation created by a British venture capitalist and an American journalist–has been named the Booker Prize’s new sponsor.
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 Man Group is ending its sponsorship of the UK’s most prestigious literary prize, the Man Booker Prize, and complaints and criticism are now following.