Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) attended the ceremony of Sheikh Zayed Book Award Winners and Abu Dhabi 2nd translation Conference on 25-28 April 2013
Sheikh Zayed Book Award
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (launched in 2007) is the richest literary competition in the Arab world, and is an independent cultural award administered by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority with a total monetary value of seven million Dirhams. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has succeeded in fostering greater scholarship and creativity by recognizing and rewarding significant cultural achievements to Arabic culture, actively changing the Arab literary landscape. This year has seen 1262 nominees across all 9 categories, doubling over last session’s record. The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Counselor, and Vice Chairman of Executive Council who handed the awards to the winners.
H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (fourth from the right), Dr. Ali Bin Tamim (third from the right)
and the winners of Sheikh Zayed Book Award
Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Secretary General of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and General Director of
H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Fethi Meskini, winner of the Translation Award
Abu Dhabi 2nd translation Conference
The Kalima project, a translation project initiated by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which aims to revive the art of translation across the Arab world, has organized the Abu Dhabi 2nd translation Conference April 25 – 28-2013. More than 60 experts from 20 Arab and foreign countries took part in the conference, which aimed the importance of translation as a bridge between civilizations and people, according to Dr. Ali Bin Tamim; general director of Kalima. The conference’s objectives were based on capacities of young translators and the supplement of rising generations to complete the process of transferring cultures, arts and sciences from and into Arabic.
Abdulla Majed AL-Ali , Executive Manager of Sheik Zayed Book Award
Audience of Abu Dhabi 2nd translation Conference
Experts and participants / Abu Dhabi 2nd translation Conference 2013
Kalima Translation Project Section at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013