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Geert Jan van Gelder joint winner of Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation

Professor Geert Jan van Gelder has received, together with Professor Gregor Schoeler (University of Basel), the first prize of the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding, category Arabic to English, for their translation of The Epistle of Forgiveness by the Syrian writer Abu l-Ala al-Ma`arri (d. 1057), which was published in two volumes, together with a new edition of the Arabic text, by New York University Press in 2013.

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