The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is an annual award of £3,000 for published translations from Arabic of full-length works of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest.
Established in 2006 by Banipal Magazine and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, the prize is sponsored by Omar Saif Ghobash and his family in memory of his father, a passionate bibliophile.
The 2016 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize, for translations published between April 2016 and March 2017, was presented on 22 February 2017.
The winner of the prize was Jonathan Wright for his translation of The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing).
Entry to the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize, for translations published between April 2016 and March 2017, is now closed.
Entries to the 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize are now open.
- Entries must be translations from Arabic into English.
- Entries must have been published between April 2017 and March 2018.
- The deadline is 31 March 2018.