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Translation and Cultural Exchange – Sheikh Zayed Book Award

April 28, 2022 @ 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 first event will feature:

  • Prof. Wen-chin Ouyang (moderator)
  • Nawal Nasrallah – scholar, award-winning researcher and food writer, 2022 SZBA shortlistee for the category Translation
  • Katharine Halls – literary translator, 2021 recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for the translation of Haytham El-Wardany’s Things That Can’t Be Fixed
  • Professor Wang Youyong – Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University