Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

With its well-established network in the literary community, Litprom is a central hub for international literature. We aim to promote global literary and cultural communication and to introduce our audiences to non-European perspectives.    

In cooperation with the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi and Frankfurter Buchmesse, Litprom is promoting the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Literature.

Through a Translation Fund Initiative, we would like to encourage European publishers to translate and publish more works by Arabic authors.

In addition, we aim to strengthen the public presence of Arabic literature by organising literary events with Arabic authors across Europe.

The annual Sheik Zayed Book Award has been awarded since 2007 by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award comprises nine individual categories and is intended for authors of literary, journalistic and scientific texts in Arabic and of texts about Arabic culture.  

Litprom promotes books and authors from the following categories:

  • Young Author
  • Literature
  • Children’s Books

Please use the award website to find out all about the awards.

If you would like to find out more about the cooperation Litprom/Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, please contact Petra Kassler