With a total prize value of $1,905,830 (MAD 18,392,993), the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is one of the most lucrative literary awards in the world.

Moroccan Literature Dominates Competition for Acclaimed Arab Book Award
Winners of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Awards. Photo credit: Hannah Johnson
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.