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2009 Sheikh Zayed Book awards

(With photos) 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 cinematography. 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) bmj.mt KUNA 211358 Feb 09NNNN