Congratulations to writer Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth for winning the Man Booker International prize for Alharthi’s novel Celestial Bodies. The £50,000 prize has been divided equally between its author and translator. Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, is the first author from the Arabian Gulf to win the prize.
Blue Mountains Library has both physical and eBook copies, ready to be reserved. For more information about the International Man Booker prize, and the other shortlisted works, head to their website.