It just won the Man Booker International Prize
and it was written by Jokha Al Harthi.' Truth be told, I hadn't expected to receive a positive response immediately (at the least, I expected a double take), because I wasn't in Oman at the time.
The book, written by Omani author Azhaar Ahmed and illustrated by Omani artist and founder of Dahareez Art, Ibtihaj Al Harthi, was launched in the presence of Jokha Al Harthi- the first Omani author to win the Man Booker International prize
for her novel "Celestial Bodies".
CHICAGO: The winner of the Man Booker International Prize
2019, "Celestial Bodies," written by author Jokha Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth, takes the world to the village of Al-Awafi in Oman, to the household of three sisters, Mayya, Asma and Khawla where their lives transition away from the traditions of their parents and move into a new age.
CAIRO -- 9 July 2019: "Celestial Bodies", the winner of the Man Booker International Prize
in 2019, is the first Arabic novel to win the prestigious prize.
Alharthi and Booth were awarded the 2019 Man Booker International Prize
for Celestial Bodies.
published on the Man Booker International Prize
's website that the
The 2016 winner of the Man Booker International prize
for her novel "The Vegetarian" has been chosen as the fifth writer for the Norwegian project along with 99 renowned authors including English writer David Mitchell.
And right now, I'll confess to a tinge of jealousy in having to write this profile of Omani writer Jokha Al Harthi who last week won the Man Booker International prize
for her novel Celestial Bodies.
An Omani author has created history by being the first Arabic-language writer to win one of the biggest literary fiction awards in the world - the Man Booker International Prize
The prestigious Man Booker International Prize
focuses on writers outside English-language areas.
Congratulations to Jokha Al Harthi for being the first writer from the Middle East to be nominated for The Man Booker International Prize
Nielsen Book, commissioned by the Man Booker International Prize
, found that U.K.