Sawiris Cultural Award Prizes 2018

Best Novels & Collections of Short Stories EMERGING WRITERS

Writers Youth Awards:

1. Prize for the best novelist:

  • First place: 100 thousand Egyptian pounds
  • Second place: 70 thousand Egyptian pounds

2. Best Story Collection Award

  • First place: 100 thousand Egyptian pounds
  • Second place: 70 thousand Egyptian pounds

3. Translation Award

  • The prize is granted exclusively in the field of novel (Young Literature Branch), in order to contribute to encouraging contemporary literary excellence and spread it internationally, and to provide creative young writers to readers outside the borders of the Arab region.

  • The prize is awarded for the best fictional work chosen and nominated by a jury (Young Men of Literature), within the short list, for translation into English.

    The value of the award: It includes all the costs of contracting with an international organization or publishing house to translate, print and publish the winning novel, in addition to a promotional prize of fifty thousand pounds

Award conditions:

  • The submitted work must be issued with a deposit number from the Egyptian Book House during the period between 2017 and 2019
  • The age of the applicant for the second branch award (youth writers) should not be more than 40 years old on August 1, 2020