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Zayed Book Award announces shortlists
March 03, 2017
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ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced on Thursday the works shortlisted in its ‘Translation’ and ‘Literary and Arts Criticism’ categories. The frontrunners in the ‘Translation’ category include three scholarly studies, two of which construed to Arabic from original works in English and German, and one study translated from Arabic to French.

The works shortlisted are, ‘Justice, Punishment and the Medieval Muslim Imagination’ authored by Christian Lange and translated from English to Arabic by Tunisian translator Riadh Miladi (Dar Al Madar Al Islami, Lebanon 2016), ‘Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft’ (Economy and Society) authored by Max Weber in German and translated to Arabic by Mohamed Turki from Tunisia (Arab Organization for Translation, Lebanon 2015), and ‘Averro’s: Le Philosophe Et La Loi’ translated from Arabic to French by Lebanese/ French national Ziad Bou Akl (De Gruyter, Berlin, 2015).

As for titles under ‘Literary and Arts Criticism’, the three works named are, ‘Khitabul akhlaq wal hawiyya fi rasa’el al Jahez (Moral and Identity Discourse in Al Jahiz) by Mohammad Mishbal from Morocco (Dar Konoz Al Ma’rifah (2015)), ‘Afaq Alnazariyya al Adabiyya’ (the prospects of literary theory) by Saudi Author Saleh Zayyad (Dar al Tanweer (2016)), ‘Faa’liat  Alkhial Ala’dbi’ (the Validity of Literary Fiction) by the Iraqi/Australian scholar Said Al Ghanimi (Al Kamel Verlag (2015)).

This shortlisting follows a similar announcement made last week on the final contenders in the ‘Literature’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ categories, the remaining short-lists are scheduled for announcement over the coming week, paving the way to announce the winners at the Award’s Grand Ceremony that will coincide with the 2017 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

WAM
 

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