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Jokha Alharthi

Portrait of author Jokha Alharthi
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Jokha Alharthi

Jokha Alharthi was born in 1978 and educated in Oman and the UK. She obtained her PhD in classical Arabic literature from Edinburgh University, and works as associate professor in the Arabic department at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat. She is the author of ten books, including two collections of short stories, two children’s books, and three novels. Her 2016 novel Narinjah won the Sultan Qaboos Award for culture, art and literature. Her first novel, Celestial Bodies, translated into English by Marilyn Booth and published by Sandstone Press, received the 2019 Man Booker International Prize.

Articles by Jokha Alharthi

A fox standing in snow is facing the camera
Fox by Chrisbkes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Pityriasis Rosea
By Jokha Alharthi
In this short story by International Booker Prize winner Jokha Alharthi, a herald patch also heralds the end of a love affair.
Translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
First Read—from “Celestial Bodies”
By Jokha Alharthi
Jokha Alharthi’s Man Booker International Prize–winning Celestial Bodies, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth and out this month with Catapult, follows the stories of three sisters—Mayya,…
Translated by Marilyn Booth
A bitter orange tree
Copyright © Jared Preston / CC BY-SA 3.0
Bitter Orange
By Jokha Alharthi
In this excerpt from 2019 Man Booker International winner Jokha Alharthi's novel Bitter Orange Tree, an Omani student dredges up her grandmother’s troubled past and grows entangled in the personal dilemmas of her fellow international students.
Translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
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