Winners of the Sawiris Prize are expected to be announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House in January 2021.
"The winners and runners-up live in Nigeria, Lebanon, the US, Russia, the UK, Egypt, Palestine, and the UAE, with further origins in Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and beyond. The youngest winner is 15-year-old Batool Abu Akleen, a student in Gaza."
The shortlist showcases a wide range of titles, from a Moroccan historical novel to an Egyptian thriller to a tender Kuwaiti war story to two novels from Palestine, one written for teens.
Organizers said, in a prepared statement, that the seven-book shortlist "reflects the diversity of the record number of entries submitted to the prize in 2020."
"Organizers announced yesterday that Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin and Xavier Luffin had won the 2020 Prix de la Littérature Arabe for Luffin's translation of الجنقو (Les Jango)."
The winners of the 2020 Palestine Book Awards were announced this evening in an online event.
The top category, "Children's Book of the Year," went to Egyptian author Hadil Ghoneim and illustrator Sahar Abdallah for Shahrazizi’s Nights: A Tale Within a Tale Within a Tale, published by Dar al-Balsam in Egypt.
The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation has announced the 16 titles longlisted for their fourth annual award. One title translated from the Arabic made the list: Rania Mamoun's Thirteen Months of Sunrise, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette.
The 2020 Sargon Boulus Award -- this year in its third edition -- went yesterday to Egyptian poet Emad Abu Saleh.