Jokha Alharthi was born in Oman. She obtained her PhD in Classical Arabic Literature at the University of Edinburgh in 2010, and she currently works as a Professor of Literature at Sultan Qaboos University.
She has published three collections of stories: Maqati Min Sirat Lubna Ith Aana al-Rahil in 2001 (which granted her the second place in the Shariqa award), Sabi Ala al-Sath (A boy on the roof) in 2007, and Fi Madih al-Hubb (Impressing Love) in 2008.
She has published two novels: Manamat (Dreams) in 2004, and Sayyidat al-Qamar (Ladies of the Moon) in 2010 which granted her the award for ”The best Omani novel”.
She has a children's book entitled Ushsh li’l-asafir (Nest for Birds) in 2010 for which she was awarded the prize for “Best Omani children's book”
She edited a collection of poems by Ahmed bin Abdullah, and has published two studies: “Studies in Oman and Gulf Literature” in 2003, and “Chasing The Suns: The Literary Methodology in The Book of ‘Kharidat al-Qasr’” in 2010.
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