The Bait AlGhasham DarArab Translation Prize

Due Date: 07-31-2024

The Bait AlGhasham DarArab Translation Prize proudly invites translators and authors to participate in an enriching cultural exchange that celebrates Arabic literary heritage. This annual prize is designed to recognize and promote Arabic literature by facilitating its translation into English, thereby making these works accessible to a global audience.

About the Prize

Funded by Bait AlGhasham and managed by DarArab, our prize aims to bridge cultural divides and expand the reach of Arabic literature. With a generous total fund of £55,000, the prize not only supports the recognition of exceptional literary translations and original works but also covers the costs associated with publishing and promoting the winning entries.

Prize Categories

Translators’ Prize: Open to unpublished English translations of Arabic literary works published since 1970. This category highlights the importance of bringing contemporary Arabic literature to new readers and supports the efforts of translators who make this possible.

Authors’ Prize: Focuses on unpublished literary works in Arabic, encouraging novelists, poets, and storytellers to share their narratives with an international audience. This category includes novels, autobiographies, short stories, and poetry collections.

Eligibility and Submission

We welcome submissions from authors and translators whose works reflect the rich diversity and vibrancy of Arabic literature. The submission window is open until 31 July 2024, allowing ample time for candidates to prepare their best work for consideration.

For detailed submission guidelines, please visit the prize’s web page or contact us through the contact form. We encourage all interested parties to participate and look forward to discovering the new voices and stories that you bring to the world.