DUBAI: Zahran Al Qasmi became the first Omani to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel The Exile of the Water Diviner.
The winning novel was announced at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Al Qasmi won $50,000 as prize money will also receive funding for an English translation.
Published in 2021, The Exile of the Water Diviner is Qasmi’s fourth novel.
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