Dr. Charbel Dagher, a professor at the University of Balamand, won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the “Literary and Art Criticism” category, for his book Modern Arabic Poetry: The Prose Poem, published by Al Maaref Forum in 2018. The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards were distributed to the winners in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019.
Dr. Dagher, a Professor of Literature at the University of Balamand since 1994, holds two PhDs, in Modern Arabic Literature (1982) and Art History and Philosophy (1996). He has written over 60 books in both Arabic and French.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is an independent cultural initiative administered by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi. The Award, and its associated accolades, are presented annually to outstanding writers, intellectuals, and publishers, as well as young talent whose writing and translation in humanities objectively enriches Arab intellectual, cultural, literary and social life.