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Children’s Literature as World Literature – Sheikh Zayed Book Award

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

In its ambition to connect with wider academic audiences, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is organising a series of four events between April and June in collaboration with SOAS, University of London, famous for its commitment to and its reach in the global south. Professor Wen-chin Ouyang, with her connections in North America, Europe and East Asia, will host and moderate the events, bringing to this series an additional multilingual and cross-regional flare. The interlocutors and guests include shortlisted and invited authors, translators, cultural thought leaders and scholars from around the world. All events will be bilingual (Arabic/English) and online.

This panel discussion will feature:

  • Prof. Wen-chin Ouyang (moderator)
  • Raja Malah – 2022 SZBA shortlistee for the category Children’s Literature
  • Charlotte Eyre – freelance journalist, previously Children’s Editor at The Bookseller
  • Pam Dix – Chair of the International Board on Books for Young People UK (IBBY UK)