Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces long list in 'Literary and Art Criticism'
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, December 30 - 2012 at 10:10
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The Arab World's most prestigious and well-funded Award named eight finalists in its 'Literary and Art Criticism' category as part of its Longlist announcements for its 7th session for the year 2012/2013.
The Award's Reading Panels concluded their work, filtering a total of 1262 works nominated for the Award's diverse categories through September and October 2012.
The prospects in Literary and Art Criticism were filtered out of a total of 139 works received - that is close to 11% of total nominations.
This year, Four works from Morocco and three from Iraq took over the list in addition to one work from Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the Award's judging panels work is in progress since November 11, to evaluate the long listed books. The assessment results will be collectively evaluated by the Scientific Committee of the Award to produce a short list which will again be evaluated to choose the winner of each category.
The winners are scheduled for announcement in February 2013, and the Award's Presentation Ceremony, celebrating the winning achievements, will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions on 25th March next year.
The award comprises of nine categories where the total monetary prize stands at Dhs7m. Each prize consists of a gold medal bearing the SZBA logo, a certificate of merit and Dhs750,000.00. The Cultural Personality of the Year winner receives a prize of Dhs1m.
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