Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2020: The global influence of the Arabian Nights

Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2020 The Bookseller Webinar Programme -The global influence of the Arabian Nights


Thursday 16th July, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Talk


About the Event

Spanning centuries and continents, The Arabian Nights is a monument to world literature and the ageless art of storytelling. The impact and legacy of the Nights is often underestimated, although its influence on modern literature - from Marcel Proust and James Joyce to Vladimir Nabokov and Margaret Atwood - is unmistakable.

This discussion will unpack the legacy of the Nights and explore its place in western literary traditions.

Please join authors Marina Warner and Richard van Leeuwen, both of whom have won the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for their respective books exploring the Nights, and translator of Aladdin Yasmine Seale for a lively webinar, chaired by The Bookseller’s Features Editor Tom Tivnan.

About the Book

Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights

Laurence Housman, Edmund Dulac

Publisher:Bodleian Library

Publication date:19 Oct 2018


Four of the most well-known tales from 'The Thousand and One Nights' are reproduced in this collector's edition: 'Sindbad the Sailor', 'Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp', 'The Story of the Three Calenders' and 'The Sleeper Awakened'. Each is illustrated with exquisite watercolours by the renowned artist Edmund Dulac.