ABU DHABI, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Sheikh Zayed Book Award Secretary General
Rashed Al Oraimi on Saturday announced the names of award winners in arts and
translation for 2009.
The award for the best translated book is granted to Dr. Saad Abdulaziz
Maslouh, professor of linguistics in the Kuwait University Faculty of Arts for
his book "Translation Theory: Contemporary Trends" for the interpreters
ability of transcending from a simple "transfer" of knowledge and technology
to a broader framework that encompass science, culture and novelty.
This valuable book provides the reader with insight into the nature of
translation, language and communication across cultures, he said.
On the other hand, the arts prize was granted to Dr. Maher Rady, a renowned
cinematographer from Egypt. His book entitled "Thought of Light" was
considered a breakthrough in arts because "the text addresses a subject of
utmost importance and serves as a significant element in the area of
It offers a unique and distinct value to both the camera and elements of
the scene, Al Oraimi said.
The work presents a new scientific, technical and aesthetic view world of
motion pictures, he added
Sheikh Zayed's Book Award was established in 2006 and is an independent and
neutral award with total monetary value of seven million dirhams.
The award consist of nine categories. The awarding ceremony will take place
on March 18, 2009 at the Emirates Palace during the Abu Dhabi international
book fair. (end)
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