Jokha Al Harthi wins Man Booker International Prize
May 22, 2019 | 5:52 PM
by Times TV

Omani writer Jokha Al Harthi has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies, the award committee announced.

"Celestial Bodies, written by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth from Arabic and published by Sandstone Press, is today, Tuesday 21 May, announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019." – Man Booker

The judges were impressed not just with the book's writing style, but its depictions of Oman and its moral ideas.

The award comes with a cash prize of OMR 25,000.

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