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
- 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’.