Kalimat once again shortlisted for the Best Children’s Publisher at Bologna

SHARJAH: Kalimat, the Sharjah based award-winning publisher of Arabic children’s books and an imprint of Kalimat Group, has been shortlisted for the second consecutive year to receive the BOP – Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year at the acclaimed Bologna Children’s Book Fair. First established to mark the 50th Anniversary of Bologna Children’s Book Fair in 2013, the award aims to pay tribute to publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activities for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year’s edition of the fair.

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat, said, “The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the most important platforms in the international children’s publishing arena and plays a vital role in encouraging and facilitating intra-industry collaboration and exchange. It is, therefore, both an honour and a privilege to once again be recognised at this level.” She added “This nomination will highlight the vibrant children book industry in the U.A.E. and Arab World which has become able to compete on the global stage. It is our hope that the exposure that the winner gets will encourage other publishers to step up their efforts in promoting this vital sector.