This year’s Man Booker International Prize winner was announced yesterday.

Celestial Bodies
by Jokha Alharthi
translated from the Arabic by Marilyn Booth
purchase from Amazon

Congratulations to Jokha Alharthi and Marilyn Booth!

While many folks over at the Goodreads group enjoyed this book, it still ranked fifth of six in the consensus rankings (see here). The favorite? Depending on the ranking method, either Juan Gabrial Vásquez’s The Shape of Ruins or Annie Ernaux’s The Years. If you’ve read any of the books, I’d love to hear your thought there or below.

This book was selected from the shortlist you can see below.

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