Posted on 05/22/2019 at 09:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations to author Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth on winning the Man Booker International Prize!

Alharthi’s novel Celestial Bodies, a coming-of-age story for her native Oman, became the first Arabic book to win this award yesterday evening.

She and Booth will split the £50,000 prize (about $63,000).

Read more about Celestial Bodies and Alharthi and Booth on the prize website.

Categories: Today in Books

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