(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
Doha: Katara Cultural Village announced the winners of 7th Katara Prize for Arabic Novel, which is held remotely, for the second year in a row, under the supervision of the Arab Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).
The winners in the published Arabic novels category are Al Habib Al Salmi from Tunisia, Ahmed Al Qarmlawi from Egypt, Fajr Yaqoub from Palestine, Ayman Rajab Taher from Egypt and Nader Manhal Haj Omar from Palestine. Each prize is $60,000, in addition to translating the winning novels into English. In the unpublished novels category, the winners are Etidal Najeeb Al Shoufi from Syria, Ghaid Al Gharb from Iraq, Younis Ali from Morocco, Muhammad Abdullah Al Hadi from Egypt and Walid bin Ahmed from Tunisia. Each prize is $30,000, and the winning works will be printed and translated into English. Five critics won in the studies category concerned with research and fiction criticism. The winners are Dr. Ahmed Adel Al Qadabi from Egypt, Dr. Reda Jawadi from Tunisia, Dr. Muhammad Al Dahi from Morocco, Mamdouh Farraj Al Nabi from Egypt, Dr. Yahya bin Al Walid from Morocco. Each prize is $15,000, and the prize committee is responsible for printing, publishing and marketing the studies.
In youngsters' category, winners are Al Hanouf Muhammad Al Wahaimed from Saudi Arabia, Faisal Muhammad Abdullah Al Ansari from Qatar, Dr. Omar Sofi Mohamed from Egypt, Magdy Younes from Egypt, Munira Al Darawi from Tunisia. Each prize is $10,000, which will be printed and published. In the published Qatari novel category, Shamma Shaheen Al Kuwari won the prize.
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