Jokha al-Harthi (Oman) is a writer, born in 1978. She teaches Arabic Literature in Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. She has a doctorate in Literature from Edinburgh University, Scotland and has published three novels, two collections of short stories, a volume of prose and poetry and two children's stories, as well as academic books and articles. Her work has been published in translation, in English for Banipal Magazine and in German for Lisan Magazine, and in Korean, Serbian and Italian for specialist magazines. Her novel Celestial Bodies (2010) will soon be published in English in Scotland, and her latest novel Naranja (2016) won the 2016 Sultan Qaboos Award for Culture, Art and Literature.