Saturday, February 17, 2007

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid enumerates the winners of Morocco Book Award


Casablanca, February 8, 2007 - His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco has awarded winners of Morocco Book Award of 2006 in the ceremony held on the sidelines of the inauguration of 13th edition of the Casablanca International Book Fair.

His Royal Highness, in the first ever Moroccan’s richest literary award, handed over the prizes offered in several categories, including "literary creation", "literary and artistic studies", and "translation".

His Royal Highness ’ enthusiasm for The Morocco Book Award and more importantly, for the promotion of great Moroccan literature, enhances marketing efforts in bringing these books to the attention of all. On that note, the six leading authors presented to His Royal Highness the sample of their works.

His Royal Highness support depicts the celebration of achievements of Moroccan writers and publishers and will further encourage and reward the upsurge of Casablanca International Book Fair and Morocco Book Award, and ensure that works of merit reach a wider audience outside their country of origin.

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