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Writer Joha Alhartha from Oman Receives International Booker Prize for the novel “Heavenly Bodies”

She talks about the lives of three sisters from the Omani village.

Joha Alhartha and Marilyn Booth Andy Rain, EPA

Writer Joha Alharthi (Jokha Alharthi) from Oman won the 2019 International Booker Prize for the novel Heavenly Bodies, according to the award website.

Joha Alhartha, the first writer in Oman, translated into English, became the first author from the Persian Gulf to receive a prize.publication of award organizers

Alhartha awarded a £ 50,000 reward, which she will share with English translator of the book into English, Marilyn Booth. The novel tells about family connections and stories of three sisters from the Omani village.


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