The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is an annual award of £3,000, established by Banipal Magazine and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, for published translations from Arabic of full-length works of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest.
The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation (into English) was established by Banipal Magazine and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature. The prize is sponsored by Omar Saif Ghobash and the Ghobash family in memory of his father, a passionate bibliophile and is administered by the Society of Authors.
The 2022 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is now closed for submissions.
The 2021 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize Winner
Sarah Enany for a translation of The Girl with Braided Hair
by Rasha Adly (Hoopoe an Imprint of AUC Press).
You can watch and listen to a reading of The Girl With Braided Hair given by Sarah Enany here.
With thanks to the judges: Roger Allen, Rosemarie Hudson, Ronak Husni, Caroline McCormick