Sheikh Zayed Book Award Supports Translations

The 2020 Sheikh Zayed Book Award translation grant winners have been announced. The grants are open to any publisher outside of the Middle East and support the translation of books that have won Sheikh Zayed awards for promotion abroad.

The books that have been translated this year include

● The novel The Madmen of Bethlehem by Palestinian author Osama Alaysa (winner of
the 2015 Literature award), translated into French by François Zabbal, published by
Belleville éditions.

● The novel The Autumn of Innocence by Lebanese novelist and poet Abbas Beydoun
(winner of the 2017 Literature award), translated into Ukranian by Bohdan Horvat for
Anetta Antonenko Publishers.

I Dream of Being a Concrete Mixer by Kuwaiti author Hussain al-Mutawaa (winner of
the 2019 Children’s Literature Award), translated into English by Sophia Vasalou and
into French by Hana Jaber, published by Canadian publisher BookLand Press Inc; and
translated into German by Suleman Taufiq, published by Sujet Verlag UG.

Hatless by Kuwaiti author Lateefa Buti (winner of the 2019 Children’s Literature
Category Award), translated into French by Hana Jaber, published by BookLand Press

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