Shihab Ghanem

Emirati poet and translator, holds Doctorate in Economics and Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Soka University, Tokyo.

Dr. Ghanem has published about 75 books in Arabic and English including 19 books of Arabic verse and 30 collection of translated verse and some of his poetry has been translated into 19 languages.

He received many awards including: Tagore Peace Award (2012); World Poetry Society Intercontinental Poetry Award, Chennai, 2013; UAE Cultural Personality of the Year, Al-Owais Creativity Awards (2013); honouring by Al-Ithnainiah, Jeddah, (2013).; GALA Award (2013), Cultural Personality of the Year Award- al-Owais Creativity awards (2013), World Poetry Society Intercontinental Award, Chennai (2013).