Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces winners

Abu Dhabi: In a press conference held in Abu Dhabi today, Sheikh Zayed Book Award revealed the winners of its 8th session.

Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Secretary General of Sheikh Zayed Book Award, pointed out that Abu Dhabi’s cultural vision, established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, continues to expand under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the support of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Dr. bin Tamim gave at the beginning of the press conference a glimpse of the award’s stages, starting with nominations in May 2013, followed by the reading and sorting stage, leading to the announcement of the long list, before moving to specialized jury in every category of the award. These experts, then, filed their reports regarding the Short List nominations to the Scientific Committee, which revised the list based on given criteria, and submitted recommendations of winners’ names to the Board of Trustees, which then approved them last week. The prizes are to be awarded in a grand ceremony, to be held on the 4th of May, during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

Dr. bin Tamim expressed his appreciation for the “genuine and sincere efforts of the sorting, reading, arbitration and scientific committees, before announcing the names of the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2013/2014”.