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Nominations open for Zayed Book Award
May 23, 2016
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ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced that it is accepting nominations for its eleventh cycle of 2016/2017 starting May up to October 1.

The announcement was made following the award’s grand ceremony, marking the wrap up of the 10th session, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The award received a total of 1,169 nominations from around the world, led by the Young Author category with 332 works, followed by the Literature with 270 works.

The award provides a pronounced opportunity to creative individuals in any of the award’s various categories, which include Best Contribution to the Development of Nations, Children’s Literature, Young Author, Translation, Literature, Literary and Art Criticism, Arabic Culture in Other language, Publishing and Technology and Cultural Personality of the Year.

Nominated books must have been published in the last two years and shouldn’t be previously awarded by an international or Arab Prize.

WAM
 

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