Emirates Novel Award announces winners
The Winners of the second cohort of the Emirates Novel Award were announced Thursday
The Winners of the second cohort of the Emirates Novel Award were announced Thursday.
Ahmad al-Hammadi was named the first-place winner of the Award’s “Best Novel” category for his novel, “The Last Day”, while Nadia al-Najjar received first-place award in the “Best Short Novel” category for her novel, “Cities of Eagerness”.
Noura al-Kaabi, CEO of twofour54, said: “The Emirates Novel Award is an initiative that aims to promote Arabic literature, encourage creativity of local authors, and supplement the local cultural scene with distinct new talent,” according to a press release.
Winners were selected by members of a special jury and the winning novels will be published in time for print copies to be available at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which is being held 7-10 May this year.
Jamal al-Shehhi, Secretary General of the Emirates Novel Award, commented: “The second cycle of the Emirates Novel Award has successfully attracted a large group of talented authors and we were pleased to witness the quality of writing and the variety of subjects in the works submitted.”