Emirati writers are part of the long-lists of nominees for the 2019-2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award.
Noora Abdulla AlTeneiji (Sajait Ghasseq or Dusk Temper) made it for the ‘Young Author’ category, while fellow Emirati writers Maryam Saqer Al Qasimi (Saqi Almaa or The Water Provider), Nadia AlNajjar (Nuzhati Al Ajeeba Ma’ Al Am Salem or My Wondrous Picnic with Uncle Salem) and Hanadi Al Fahim (Shajarat Al Ghaf Al Sagheera or The Small Ghaf Tree) have been enlisted for the ‘Children’s Literature’ category.
Now in its 14th edition, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one of the most prominent literature awards in the Arab world.
The prestigious Sheikh Zayed Book Award award is done annually and carries nine categories recognizing Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers, as well as budding talents whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enhanced Arab cultural, literary and social life.
The ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’ long-lists feature 24 works from ten Arab countries including Kuwait, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and the UAE.
Nominees for the other categories will be named in the coming weeks, while announcement of winners for each will be revealed in March and April next year.
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