Nominations for the 16th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award are now open to writers and publishers to submit their entries.
The awards are organised by the Arabic Language Centre, a part of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.
Interested individuals have until 1 October to submit their nominations.
The categories for the 16th edition will include Literature, Translation, Contribution to the Development of Nations, Arabic Culture in Other Languages, Children’s Literature, Literary and Art Criticism, Young Author, Publishing and Technology, and Cultural Personality of the Year.
Authors can nominate themselves for the award or the publishing house can apply after getting written consent from the author.
The nominated original works need to be written in Arabic, except the translation category, where the piece must be translated to or from Arabic. The entries in the Arabic Culture in Other Languages category need to be published in…