Moroccan Abdelnour Kharaki was selected in the long list of the 16th edition of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, in the “Translation” category.
Abdelnour Kharaki was selected for his translation of the book “Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights” by Will Kymlicka.
Ten translated books were chosen out of a total of 148 works competing for the year 2021/2022, the Prize said on its official website, adding that English works translated into Arabic had the lion’s share.
The list included works translated from Arabic, English and French by translators from six Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Tunisia and Morocco.
Three Moroccan writers appear in the two long qualifying lists for the Prize in the categories “Development and construction of the State” and “Arts and critical studies”. They are Mohamed Noureddine Afaya, Mohamed Dahi and Zhor Karam.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Prize rewards the works of authors and thinkers in the fields of literature, arts and humanities in Arabic and other languages. It also pays tribute to the authors of books on Arab culture and civilization in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.