2019 Man Booker International Prize Announced

Last night at a ceremony in London, the winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize was announced. This year’s prizewinning book is Celestial Bodies by Omani author Jokha Alharthi, translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth (Sandstone Press). Translator and author will be appearing together at the Hay Festival on Saturday. I am so thrilled to see this major prize go to a woman author for the second year in a row (and the third time in four years)! (This after a shortlist rich in books by women.) For more information about the prize and the winning book, please visit the Man Booker International Prize website. Big congratulations, Marilyn!

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