Deadline:

1 march 2020 

Location:

Egypt.

(Award)

Description

THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE

The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature consists of a silver medal, a cash prize worth 5,000 US Dollars, and publication worldwide in English translation by the AUC Press.

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The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is awarded for the best contemporary novel published in Arabic (but not yet in English) in the last two years and is selected every fall by the Mahfouz Award Committee. The award-winning book is subsequently translated and published in an English-language edition by the AUC Press in Cairo, New York, and London

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Literature

Required Languages

Arabic.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, IRAN, COMOROS,

Program Period

3 months.

The Medal is awarded annually, and submissions for the 2020 Medal will be open from 11 December 2019 until 1 March 2020. The award is presented annually on 11 December.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  •  The award is open to contemporary novels, written and published in Arabic. Novellas, short stories collections, or poetry collections are not eligible.
  • Only novels published in the last two years, between 1 March 2018 and 1 March 2020, are eligible.
  • Self-published novels are not eligible.
  • Submissions may be made by the author or the publisher.
  • A publisher must have been publishing books for a minimum of three years to be eligible to submit a novel for the award.
  • The author must be living at the time of submission.
  • By submitting a novel, the author or publisher (depending on who holds the English language rights) are considered to have agreed that, in the event of their novel winning, it will be translated into English and published worldwide by the AUC Press.
  • By submitting a novel, the author is considered to have agreed to be available for promotional activities such as media appearances related to the award and/or necessary travel within the Arab world.
  • The AUC Press reserves the right to reject any submission that doesn’t comply with the rules of entry.
  • The judging panel’s decision is final.
  • The judges have the right to consider any novel published in the above time frame that has not been submitted for the award. In this event, the publisher will be notified and copies of the book and application form requested.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • a cash prize worth 5,000 US Dollars
  • a silver medal
  • translation and publication throughout the English-speaking world

How to Apply

First Step: 

Fill the application form from here

Second Step:

Six copies of the published book must be sent to the below address, to arrive no later than 1 March 2020:

The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
ATTN: Ms. Katherine McMahon
The American University in Cairo Press
AUC Tahrir Campus
113 Kasr El Aini Street
P.O. Box 2511, Cairo 11511
EGYPT

  • The application form and a recent photograph of the author must also be submitted. These can be sent as a hard copy with the physical copies of the books, or by email to katherine.mcmahon@aucegypt.edu.
  • Digital copies of books will not be accepted.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fatma Zalat/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Sama Saeed / Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team