Author Jokha Alharthi being interviewed after winning the Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

With Celestial Bodies, Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes first Arabic-language writer to win Man Booker International Prize

  • Novel tells story of three sisters in Oman, and confronts country’s history of slavery
  • She will split US$64,000 purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth
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Author Jokha Alharthi being interviewed after winning the Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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