Jokha Al Harthi won Booker International Prize
23, May 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Oman Author Jokha Al Harthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for ‘Celestial Bodies’.
- It is the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.
- She is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize.
- She will split the 50,000 pounds or 64,000 US dollar purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth.