Omani author on list for top global literary award

T TV Wednesday 13/March/2019 22:11 PM
By: Times News Service

Omani author Jokha Al Harthi has been included on the longlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, one of the most prestigious awards given in recognition to writers.

Al Harthi was shortlisted for her book Celestial Bodies, a coming-of-age novel set in Oman, which tells the tale of three young women, and how the Sultanate develops from their perspective.

The English version of the book is published by Sandstone Press, and is available to buy in both paperback and e-book format.

Al Harthi’s book was also the winner of the 2010 Best Omani Novel Award.