Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Spotlight on… our Man Booker International Prize-winning graduate

Jokha Alharthi graduated with a PhD in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 2011.

Eight years on, and now based back in Oman, she has won the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her novel Celestial Bodies, together with her translator, Marilyn Booth, Iraq Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Edinburgh (2009-2014).

Read our feature on Jokha and Marilyn's achievement

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