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Jokha
Alharthi

Jokha Alharthi is the author of two previous collections of short fiction, a children’s book, and three novels in Arabic. Fluent in English, she completed a PhD in Classical Arabic Poetry in Edinburgh, and teaches at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat.

She has been shortlisted for the Sahikh Zayed Award for Young Writers and her short stories have been published in English, German, Italian, Korean, and Serbian. Jokha Alharthi is the first Omani woman to have a novel translated into English, and Celestial Bodies was the first book translated from Arabic to win the Man Booker International Prize.

 

Jokha Alharthi is the author of two previous collections of short fiction, a children’s book, and three novels in Arabic. Fluent in English, she completed a PhD in Classical Arabic Poetry in Edinburgh, and teaches at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat.

She has been shortlisted for the Sahikh Zayed Award for Young Writers and her short stories have been published in English, German, Italian, Korean, and Serbian. Jokha Alharthi is the first Omani woman to have a novel translated into English, and Celestial Bodies was the first book translated from Arabic to win the Man Booker International Prize.

 

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