The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces shortlists and readies a special program at London Book Fair on the impact of literature prizes on translation.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s 2020 literature longlist includes work from Iraq, Sudan, the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Five of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards’ nine categories are represented in longlistings reported from Abu Dhabi to date, with more to come.
Last year’s winner, Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout,’ has sold rights into 26 foreign languages, 19 since he won the Man Booker Prize, say organizers.
The first Man Booker Prize longlist after opening to world English writers includes books by four Americans, six Brits, two Irish writers and one Australian.