Sheikh Zayed Book Award
Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Sheikh Zayed Book Award

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"The Sheikh Zayed Book Award commemorates the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and his pioneering role in promoting national unity and development. Since 2006 the award has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding work by authors, translators, publishers, and organisations worldwide.

Key Dates
October 2022
Phase 1 evaluation of books (reading panel)
November 2022
Announcement of Longlists
November 2022 - January 2023
Phase 2 evaluation of books (panel of Judges)
February 2023
Phase 3 evaluation of books (Scientific Committee reviews judges’ reports)
March 2023
Announcement of shortlists
March 2023 - April 2023
Phase 4 evaluation of books (Board of Trustees meets to approve winners)
April 2023
Announcement of winners
May 2023
Award Presentation Ceremony

Sheikh Zayed Award 2022 Book Winners

Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghathami Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Professor of Literature Theory and Criticism at King Saud University in Riyadh
Dr. Ahmed Aladawi Egypt
Assistant Professor at the Department of Islamic Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi (ÇOMÜ).
Dr. Mohamed Al-Maztouri Tunisia
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at the College of Arts and Humanities, Al Qasimia University in Sharjah.
Dr. Muhsin Al-Musawi Iraq/United States
Faculty member at the University of Columbia New York, as Professor of Arabic Studies and Comparative Literature
Maisoon Saqer United Arab Emirates
Poet, novelist and artist who has published several collections of poetry in classical Arabic and has previously won the C.P. Cavafy International Prize for Poetry.
Maria Dadouch Syria
Children’s author and screenwriter based between the United States and Syria.
Mohamed Aldahi Morocco
Professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Mohammed V University in Rabat.