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Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize handed to Humphrey Davies

18th January 2011

Humphrey Davies has been awarded the 2010 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his work on Elias Khoury's novel Yalo.

Davies said he was 'over the moon' to win the GBP 3,000 prize, which was established by the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, and Khoury offered his congratulations to the translator.

Elliott Colla, translator of contemporary Arabic literature at Georgetown University and one of the prize's judges, commented: 'Humphrey Davies' seamless translation hides the skill with which he works here. The language of this novel is notoriously difficult.'

The judging panel also announced that Davies was one of the runners-up in the prize for his translation of Sunset Oasis by Bahaa Taher. Kareem James Abu-Zeid was named as another runner-up for translating Tarek Etayeb's Cities without Palms.

In 2009, the Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation was won by Samah Selim for The Collar and the Bracelet by Yahya Taher Abdulla. Past winners include Fady Joudah and Farouk Abdel Wahab, while Davies took home the inaugural prize in 2006.
 

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