Sheikh Zayed Book Award Winners

Date :Thursday 26 May 2022 
Time :10:30am – 12:30pm
Venue :Library, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus



Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi hosts the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2022



About the winners

Maisoon Saqeris a poet, novelist and artist who has published several collections of poetry in classical Arabic and has previously won the C.P. Cavafy International Prize for Poetry. Her novels Raihana (2003) and A Pearl in My Mouth (2016) were previously shortlisted for the Sheikh Zayed Award. She use to work at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi in the Department of Culture, Arts, and Publishing, and at the Ministry of Information and Culture as Director of the Cultural Department


M’hamed Dahi is a Professor in the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Mohammed V University in Rabat. He was previously awarded the Morocco Book Prize for his book The Semiotics of Narrative Speech, and the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel for his work The Power of Articulation in Arabic Narrative Discourse. He has published 15 books and contributed texts to 30 books in both Arabic and French


Iman Mersal Egyptian poet, writer, academic and translator. She works as an Associate professor of Arabic literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Alberta, Canada and currently resides in Marseille, France, where she was holding the Albert Camus chair at IMéRA, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University until July 2021, while working on a book entitled Al Laknah: Al Sawt fee Ghair Makaneh (Accent: the Displaced Voice). An anthology of her works was translated into more than twenty languages and she has five poetry collections published. Her most recent published works include Hatta Atakhlla Aan Fekrat Al Boyot (Until I Abandon the Idea of Homes) in 2013, Kayfa Taltaem: Aan Al Omoma wa Askhbahuha (How to Amend: On Motherhood and its Ghosts) in 2017, and Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat) in 2019. Her book, Mamar Moetem Yasloh fee Talom Al Raks (A Dark Path Suitable for Learning to Dance), is one of the most important poetry books issued by the generation of the nineties in Arabic poetry


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