Ruth Ozeki

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‘Can objects teach us about reality?’: Ruth Ozeki on her Women’s prize-winning novel
Voices of everyday things fill The Book of Form and Emptiness, rooted in how she experienced the loss of her father

Lisa Allardice

17, Jun, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Ruth Ozeki’s ‘complete joy’ of a novel wins Women’s prize for fiction
The Book of Form and Emptiness is praised by judges for its ‘sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence and poignancy’

Sarah Shaffi

15, Jun, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist
Louise Erdrich, Elif Shafak and debut novelist Lisa Allen-Agostini are among the contenders offering an ‘escape’ from global crises

Lucy Knight

27, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki review – the story of Oh
Addressing everything from global heating to mental illness, the A Tale for the Time Being author’s latest is big, bold – and narrated by a book

Stephanie Merritt

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Book of Form & Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki review – a Zen chorus
Every object speaks in this tale of a boy coming to terms with loss, which investigates the real and illusory with calm good humour

M John Harrison

06, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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On my radar: Thea Gilmore’s cultural highlights
The singer-songwriter on the return of Blur, the loneliness in Edward Hopper’s paintings, BBC TV satire W1A and the inspirational atmosphere of Liverpool

Isa Jaward

10, May, 2015 @6:00 AM

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The top 10 writers to see live

To mark World Book Night, which is being celebrated around the country with readings by some of our most celebrated writers, novelist Matt Haig applauds the authors who are stars of stage and page

Matt Haig

23, Apr, 2014 @11:18 AM

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Ruth Ozeki beats Thomas Pynchon to top Kitschie award
Red Tentacle prize for 'progressive, intelligent and entertaining' fiction goes to A Tale for the Time Being

Alison Flood

13, Feb, 2014 @3:32 PM

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The publishers' year: hits and misses of 2013
The hits, the misses and the ones that nearly were – top publishers choose their books of the year

Robin Robertson, Alexandra Pringle, Lee Brackstone, Simon Prosser, Richard Beswick, Sigrid Rausing, Jamie Byng, Simon Winder, Moira Forsyth, Nicholas Pearson, Lennie Goodings, Paul Baggaley

20, Dec, 2013 @2:00 PM

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Booker prize 2013: why Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being should win - video

Richard Lea argues that Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being should win this year's Man Booker prize

Richard Lea and Ann-Marie Weaver

08, Oct, 2013 @10:07 AM

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Reader reviews roundup

Colm Toibin's and Ruth Ozeki's Booker shortlisted novels are among the books under review this week

Frankie Cherry

13, Sep, 2013 @5:47 PM

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – review
Liz Jensen is sucked into a great Pacific gyre of a novel, and wishes she knew more about Zen

Liz Jensen

15, Mar, 2013 @5:14 PM

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