17 June 2022
We are overjoyed that last night Ruth Ozeki (the brilliant, witty, wonderful Ruth Ozeki) was declared the winner of this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with The Book of Form and Emptiness Here’s what the chair of judges, Mary Ann Sieghart, had to say about the book:
“A celebration of the power of books and reading, it tackles big issues of life and death, and is a complete joy to read. Ruth Ozeki is a truly original and masterful storyteller.”
We’ve loved Ruth’s writing ever since we published her (Booker-shortlisted) A Tale for the Time Being: a beautifully compassionate and imaginatively rich novel about our shared humanity. And we recently published stunning new editions of all of her books, from her debut novel My Year of Meats to the short, powerful non-fiction Timecode of a Face (exactly as personal, thoughtful and philosophical as you might expect from an exceptional writer who is also a Zen Buddhist priest...).
Huge congratulations to Ruth (currently being swept into a maelstrom of media attention): it means so much to see such a humane and brilliant book and its equally wonderful author being celebrated like this, we’re over the moon.