Winners Jokha Alharthi and Marilyn Booth. (Credit: Man Booker International Prize)

First Time Ever: Author from Arab Country Wins Man Booker International Prize

Jokha Alharthi became the first author from an Arab country to win the Man Booker International Prize, and the first Omani woman to have a novel translated from Arabic to English. Celestial Bodies, written by Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth, is a coming-of-age account of three sisters in post-colonial Oman. The prize, which comes with a £50,000 award, celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

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