The winners of the 13th chapter of the Shaikh Zayed Book Award have been announced. The winners of the 2018-2019 season were finally revealed, with five international writers and an Arab research centres being honored for their contributions to literary and intellectual circles.
The ceremony that will see the recipients of the award being honored will be held at the Plaza Auditorium of Louvre Abu Dhabi on the 25th of next month. Meanwhile, the ‘Cultural Personality of the Year’ will be unveiled soon. The award comes with a gold medal, certificate of merit and an Dh 1 million cash prize.
Meanwhile, the other winners will walk away with a gold medal as well in addition to a certificate of merit and a Dh 750,000 cash award. Among the winners are Moroccan writer and novelist Bensalem Himmich’s autobiography ‘The Self — Between Existence and Creation’ that clinched the ‘Literature’ category award, while the UAE’s Arab Centre for Geographic Literature — Irtiyad Al Afaq prevailed in the award category ‘Publishing & Technology’.