THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH EVENT
Jokha Alharthi: The James Tait Black Event
- Wed 16 Aug 17:15 - 18:15
- Spark Theatre
Attend in person
Jokha Alharthi became the first Omani woman writer to be translated into English for her 2019 International Booker Prize-winning work Celestial Bodies. Her exquisite follow-up, Bitter Orange Tree, is among the eight exceptional books shortlisted for this year’s James Tait Black Prizes, the only major prize to be judged by scholars and students. Join Alharthi and her translator Marilyn Booth in conversation with lead fiction judge, Benjamin Bateman, to find out what set this book apart.