The Sheikh Zayed Book Award at the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi revealed the works that were included in the short lists in the branches of “Development and State Building” and “Arts and Critical Studies” in its 15th session, as the lists included six works from Egypt, Morocco and the Emirates And Tunisia.
The short list for the “Development and State Building” section included: “Dive into Seven Papers” by Emirati writer Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, published by Austin Macauley Publishers in 2019, and “Transition to Democracy: What Do Arabs Benefit from Others’ Experiences?” By Professor Dr. Ali El-Din Helal from Egypt, issued by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature in 2019, and “The Legacy of Supremacy between Folklore and the Religious Field” by Professor Dr. Said Al-Masry from Egypt, issued by Bettana for Publishing and Distribution in 2019.
As for the short list of the “Arts and Critical Studies” section, it included: the book “The Discourse of Exemplary, Dialogue of Thought and Power … A deliberative and cognitive approach” by Moroccan researcher Saeed Jabbar, which was published by Dar Kunooz al-Maarifa for publication and distribution in 2019, and “The path of modernization in plastic arts from drawings to The painting “by the Tunisian researcher Khalil Quwai’a, published by Muhammad Ali Publishing House in 2020, and“ The Ethics of Interpretation: From the Anthology of the Text to the Anthology of Understanding ”by the Moroccan researcher Mohamed El-Herch, which was published by Dar Al-Fasila Publishing in 2019.
It is noteworthy that the “Development and State Building” branch witnessed an increase in the number of nominations, which reached 17% compared to the previous session, as it received during the current session 262 participants, while the “Arts and Critical Studies” branch received 199 nominations in the current session, which is an increase of 6% compared to The last session. The winners will be honored during a virtual ceremony next May in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, where the winner of the title of “Cultural Personality of the Year” will be honored and given a “gold medal” bearing the award slogan and a certificate of appreciation, in addition to a sum of one million dirhams, while the winners will be awarded in The other branches receive a “gold medal” and a “certificate of appreciation”, and a prize money of 750 thousand dirhams.
• 6 works from Egypt, Morocco, UAE and Tunisia.
• “Gold medal”, a certificate of appreciation, and a million dirhams for the winner of the title “Cultural Personality of the Year.”
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