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Shaikh Zayed Book Award seeks to build bridges.

Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. : The Shaikh Zayed Book Award encourages foreign writers, whose work has contributed to the Arab world's cultural development, to nominate nom·i·nate  
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.

2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor.
 themselves before October 15, said an official.

Rashid Al Orami, Secretary-General of the award, said in a press statement "the strategy of the award is to inform the international cultural community about the award by taking part in worldwide events as an Emirati initiative to build bridges with other cultures"

The award, valued at Dh7 million, is presented every year to outstanding Arab writers, intellectuals, publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural, literary and social life. Foreign writers can nominate themselves in the categories of translation and the cultural personality of the year.

The award was established by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage in 2007 and is supervised su·per·vise  
tr.v. su·per·vised, su·per·vis·ing, su·per·vis·es
To have the charge and direction of; superintend.

[Middle English *supervisen, from Medieval Latin
 by a committee that sets the general policies and a Consultative Council to follow up on its operational mechanisms.

Nine categories

The award covers nine categories in different fields of art and science.

Al Orami highlighted the international interest in the award. "We are in touch with major universities and institutions around the world that have specialised Adj. 1. specialised - developed or designed for a special activity or function; "a specialized tool"

specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with
 department in Islamic and Arabic studies in the US, England and France," he said.

Registering can be done through the website:

Al Nisr Publishing Al Nisr Publishing is a company based in Dubai, UAE. The company is a part of Al Tayer Group. It was established in 1985 by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Abdullah Al Rostamani and Juma Al Majid. It employs 1,050 people and has branches in Manilla, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.  LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Sep 15, 2008
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