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 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize, for translations published between April 2017 and March 2018, was presented on 1 March 2018.
The winner of the prize was Robin Moger for his translation of The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez (Hoopoe Fiction/AUC Press).
The 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize, for translations published between April 2018 and March 2019, will be presented in February 2019.
Entry to the 2019 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is now open.
- Entries must be translations from Arabic into English.
- Entries must have been published between April 2018 and March 2019.
- The deadline for the 2019 prize is 31 March 2019.
- Full Terms and Conditions are listed at the start of the entry form.