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Oman author Joka Alharthi wins Booker International Prize 2019

Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pound (USD 64,000) purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth. Historian Bettany Hughes, who led the judging panel, said Tuesday that the winning novel was “a book to win over the head and the heart in equal measure.”

“Celestial Bodies” beat five other finalists from Europe and South America, including last year’s winner, Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk.

The prize is a counterpart to the Man Booker Prize for English-language novels and is open to books in any language that have been translated into English. 

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