Sheikh Zayed Book Award Translation Grant applications open

Lucy Nathan
News - Prizes Thursday, 24th June 2021

Michael Cooperson won in 2021

Applications to the Sheikh Zayed Book Award Translation Grant are now open to publishers. All shortlisted authors' books in the literary and children's categories are made available for translation through the Award in order to bring these diverse voices to a global audience. So far nine works from previous awards have been translated into five languages (German, French, English, Italian and Ukrainian).
In 2021, the Award has seen a growing interest in translation requests from Arabic into global languages, reiterating the importance of translation as an essential tool to build bridges between different nations, and to represent cultures, literature and heritage in different languages. To find out more visit the link here.

The winner of the 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for translation, Michael Cooperson (pictured), is an American scholar and professor of Arabic at UCLA. He writes about the challenges and pleasures of translating Impostures on BookBrunch today.