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 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 open 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