Works by Mansoura Ez Eldin, Mamdouh Azzam, Moncef Ouhaïbi Make SZBA Literature Shortlist

According to organizers, a total of 1900 entries were subbed this year; 438 for the literature category, 498 for the young-author category, and 205 in children's literature.

Khalil Sweileh, Ahmad al-Qarmalawi, Hessa al-Muhairi Win 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Awards

"The novel portrays an inward view of the Syrian Civil War tragedy; the author takes the reader on a trip around Damascus, trudging down the memory lanes and presenting the psychological conflicts amid the shattered reality of place and society – marking an important addition to the Syrian Literature, with a unique use of narrative tools and vocabulary construction."