The first Arabic book to win the Man Booker International Prize, and the first female Omani writer to be translated into English
Previous winners of the Man Booker International Prize include Flights by Olga Tokarczuk and The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Celestial Bodies invites readers into a world very rarely depicted for English language readers, Oman, both in its modern-day moment and in its fraught historical journey into a 21st century nation located on the most important oil transport waterway in the world.
The novel also offers a non-Western demonstration a feminist perspective and non-Western critique of patriarchy as well as a non-Western exploration of freedom and self-determination
The moving, intergenerational, and interconnected narratives will appeal to readers of literary family sagas, literature in translation, Arabic voices, and more