Sultan bin Ahmed honours SIBF 2022 award-winners
During a special ceremony held on Day 1 of SIBF 2022
Sharjah, November 00, 2022
His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, honoured winners of the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2022) awards on Wednesday during Day 1 activities of the book fair organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the slogan ‘Spread the word’ at Expo Centre Sharjah.
His Highness also honoured winners of the Sharjah Translation Award ‘Turjuman’ and the 14th edition of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature.
The Deputy Ruler honoured the Istituto Per l’Oriente C.A. Nallino, winner of the AED 1.3 million Sharjah Translation Award ‘Turjuman’, for their translation of Suleyman Al Boustani’s foreword of Homer’s Iliad into the Italian language. The award was received by Claudio Lo Lacono, Director of the institute.
His Highness also honoured winners of the SIBF awards, including Dr. Mashael Al Naboodah, who won the Best Emirati Novel Book award for her title ‘Jerah Mozmena’; Dr. Abdallah Sulaiman Al Mughani, who received the Best Emirati Academic Book award for his ‘Features of UAE’s History through the Writings of Western Travelers and Politicians’; and author Shaikha Saif Al Nakhi, winner of the Best Emirati Creative literature Book award for her title ‘Those Days’.
The Deputy Ruler also honoured Kuwaiti Author Muna Al Shimari, winner of Best Arabic Novel for her book Khademat Al Maqam; Angelika Dunsmore, Head of Sales, Penguin Group, on behalf of Penguin Random House, winners of the Best International Fiction Book award for the title Micro Life: Miracles of the miniature world revealed; and South African author Futhi Nsthinglia, winner of Best International Non-Fiction Book award for her book They Got You Too.
As for the Sharjah Publisher Recognition Award, Rewayat, an imprint of Kalimat, won the Best Local Publisher award. The Best Arab Publisher award went to Arab Diffusion Company from Lebanon while International Islamic Publishing House received the Best International Publisher award.
His Highness also honoured winners of the 14th edition of the AED 1.2 million Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature. The Early Reader award went to How do You Feel Today? by Massara Touqan, illustrated by Haya Halaw, and published by Kalila Wa Dimna Publishing House, Jordan; The Picture Book award was won by Kingdom of Antiquity by Manar Haza, illustrated by Basema Husam, and published by Alia publishing, Egypt; Whispers of Trees by Fay Mousa, illustrated by Fatima Madi, and published by Dar Asfar Publishing, Saudi Arabia won the Chapter Book award; The Young Adult Books award went to I’ll start now, do you hear me? by Anas Abu Rahma, illustrated by Lubna Taha, and published by Dinosaun Publishing, Palestine; while the Comics category was closed by Jurors for this edition.
SIBF 2022 awards jury committee comprised Sinan Sweis, Dr. Laila Familiar, Dr. Lina Merhej, Dr. Hanadi Salit, and Dr. Nusaiba Al Azaibi.
At the end of the ceremony, His Highness honoured SIBF partners and sponsors, including Etisalat from e&, which was received by Abdulaziz Taryam, CEO, Advisor and General Manager of Etisalat e& – Northern Emirates; Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, which was received by Rashid Abdullah Al Obad, Director of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Expo Centre Sharjah, received by Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Abu Dhabi Media, which was received by Mohammed Al Shehhi, Head of government communication.