Award Winners

Award Winners

Nominated and award-winning books, movies, and music in all of Sawa's world languages.

Award Winners  

  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Natural Science
    Author:  Mark Miodownik

    Explore the magical engineering in the things we use daily. With clarity and humor, a world-leading materials scientist tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. Why is glass see-through? Why does a paper clip bend? Why is elastic stretchy? And did you know there is a diamond five times the size of Earth?!...

    $29.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Cookbooks
    Author:  Pat Crocker

    Winner of the International Cookbook Revue Award, this is one of the bestselling juicing books on the market. Now available in Arabic, this is the essential guide to the delicious, nutritious health benefits of juicing. Includes recipes for fruit and veggie juices, smoothies, frozen treats, and much more.

    $37.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  History
    Author:  Tim Weiner

    National Bestseller and previously named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, here is an inside look at the FBI by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.  This is the story of the FBI and how it has become the most powerful intelligence service of the United States.

    $43.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Short Stories
    Author:  Tahar Ben Jelloun

    Winner of the Dublin Prize, this is undoubtedly one of the most enchanted books by the award-winning Moroccan author. Ben Jelloun takes the ten tales of Perrault (Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, etc.), masterfully reworks them in an Arab and Muslim context, and presents them in the manner of the Thousand and One Nights.

    $24.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Waciny Laredj

    Winner of the 2015 Katara Prize, this is the haunting story of one family in the modern Arab world.  A world of brutal dictatorships and vague revolutions.  A fragile kingdom where everyone is afraid of everyone, and everyone dreams of taking revenge on everyone, and everyone is lying in wait. 

    $26.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Travel
    Author:  Ghadeer Abu Sneineh

    A winner of the 2016 Ibn Battuta Prize, this is the story of an extraordinary journey by a not-so-ordinary traveler.  Ghadeer Abu Seneineh, a Palestinian wife and mother of four, has a master's degree in Spanish literature and works as a journalist and translator.  This travelogue details her exploration of Latin America with poet...

    $24.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels, Historical fiction
    Author:  Mohsin al-Wakili

    By multiple award-winning Moroccan author, Mohsin al-Wakili, this novel won the Sharjah Award for Arab Creativity. Despite the cover art, the story is set during the latter part of 16th century Morocco during the reign of the Saadi Dynasty. It was a time of disease, ignorance, and tyranny -- until the winds of change began to blow . . .

    $23.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Natural Science
    Author:  Richard Dawkins

    The New York Times bestseller is now in Arabic.  Evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins offers magical explanations for the wonders of nature and reveals the fantastical scientific truths behind them.

    $24.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Novels
    Author:  Mohammed Hasan Alwan

    The Beirut39 project named this Saudi writer one of the best 39 authors under age 40, and this novel was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic fiction in 2013, and the French translation won the Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2015 for best Arabic novel translated into French.  Mr. Alwan is once again on the IPAF shortlist...

    $24.95
  • Language:  German
    Subject:  Culture, Social Science
    Author:  Carolin Emcke

    Winner of the 2016 Peace Prize in German Publishing.  This book, by award-winning journalist and humanitarian, Carolin Emcke, is a call to the courageous to take a stand against hate.  She offers convincing arguments and ideas to defend human rights and promote an open society.

    $26.95
  • Language:  Arabic
    Children Books:  Teen/YA
    Author:  Suzanne Collins

    The trilogy of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark continues.  After winning the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta expect a life of peace and safety for their families.  However, the Capitol sees them as the face of the rebellion brewing among the subjects, and the Capitol wants revenge.

    $24.95
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  • Language:  Arabic
    Subject:  Short Stories
    Author:  Hassan Blasim

    The English translation of this critically-acclaimed collection of short stories won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and was named one of Publisher's Weekly 10 Best Books of the Year.  This Arabic version is banned in Jordan.  The author, Hassan Blasim, fled Iraq due to persecution and now lives in exile in Finland....

    $23.95
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