MEDITERRANEAN BOOK AWARD
Mediterranean Book Award was launched in 2007, thanks to the contribution of
Mrs Dunia Abourachid, member of the Scientific Council of Fondazione
Mediterraneo and now President of this Award, on the occasion
of the Cairo International Book Award.
The Mediterranean Book Award has the aim of awarding translation,
edition, promotion, diffusion and spread of the works, contributing to a
better acquaintance with the “other”, considering the variation and
the vitality of the literary form of the research and of the contemporary
debates on the two shores. This way it will be possible to favour
interchanges and open debates to a larger Mediterranean public. Animated by the will to make possible the dialogue between
languages, cultures and thoughts of the two shores, and, more generally, the
dialogue about universal values, the Award has the promotion of the cultural
interaction as a fundamental principle.
As a true bridge between the two shores, the prize let the western reader to
read reference works of the thought of the northern shore in his own
language and makes accessible to the European reader a often unknown side of
the Literature and of the contemporary thought of the southern shore,
basically the Arabic one.
The Mediterranean Book Award is bestowed every year by the book
showroom in one of the two shores.
39th Edition of the
Cairo International Book Fair
XVIII Edition of Galassia Gutenberg