Man Booker International Prize 2019

Question:Who has been conferred the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for the year 2019?
(a) Jokha Alharthi
(b) Olga Tokarczuk
(c) Marion Poschmann
(d) David Grossman
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 21 May 2019, Omani author Jokha Alharthi has been conferred 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Celestial Bodies’.
  • She is the first Arabic author to win the Man Booker International Prize and also the first female writer from Oman to be translated into English.
  • Celestial Bodies follows the story of three sisters witnessing Oman evolution from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present.The book recounts Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves.
  • He will share the 50,000 pounds financial award with her translator Marilyn Booth.
  • Sponsored by the Man Group, from 2005, the Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom.
  • For the year 2018, Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for her novel ‘Flights’.

Links:
https://thewire.in/books/omani-author-jokha-alharthi-man-booker-international-prize
http://best-seller-to-box-office.com/book/30472
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Booker_International_Prize

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