Iman Mersal Wins 2021 SZBA with ‘In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat’

This year's "literature" award went to Iman Mersal for her 2019 work of creative nonfiction Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat).

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."