Winners of Emirates Novel Award honoured

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Winners of Emirates Novel Award honoured

Winners of Emirates Novel Award honoured

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has honoured the winners of the third cycle of the Emirates Novel Award at a grand ceremony held on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
The Emirates Novel Award was launched in 2014 and powered by twofour54 to acknowledge and support Emirati talents in literature, highlight the literary culture of the Emirati society and educate the community on the importance of reading and writing.
Maryam Al Mheiri, Acting CEO of twofour54, and Jamal Al Shehhi, Secretary General of the Award, attended the award-presentation ceremony.
In the “Best Novel” category, “Guard of the Sun” by Eman Yousef, and “Cities and Women” by Saeed Al Badi shared the first-place, while “Days of the Memory of Sinmar” by Mansour Al Alawy received the second place in the same category and “What if” by Sara Al Abbadi received a Commendation award. Ayesha Al Alili received the first-place award in the “Best Short Novel” category for her novel, “Iron Swing”, and “Naked Roots” by Hasna Al Salmi was named the winner of the category’s second-place. “Citizen Sayfoul” by Salem Al Aghbari was awarded a Commendation award as part of the winners in the “Best Short Novel” category.
(Courtesy WAM)