Jokha Alharthi: First Arabic-language author to win "Man Booker International" prize

The Man Booker jury has announced that Omani writer Jokha Alharth is to receive the Man Booker International award for her novel "Celestial Bodies". She shares the prize money of 57,000 euros with her translator Marilyn Booth. The International award is awarded to foreign works that have been translated into English.