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Ruth Ozeki

(Ruth L Ozeki)
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RUTH OZEKI is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist, whose work has been characterized by U.S.A. Today as "ardent and passionate...rare and provocative." Her first novel, My Year of Meats, was published in 1998 by Viking Penguin and has garnered widespread glowing reviews, awards, and a still-growing readership.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Non fiction
Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2013) : A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki recommends
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley (2017)
Hannah Tinti
"Utterly magnificent - gripping, suspenseful, funny, and so full of heart."
The Wanderers (2017)
Meg Howrey
"Phenomenal. A transcendent, cross-cultural and cross-planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self. Howrey's expansive vision left me awestruck."
Before Everything (2017)
Victoria Redel
"Before Everything is a riveting, timely story that explores the unsettlingly beautiful, emotionally charged landscape that is revealed when old friends embrace what they have never before admitted: the limits of mortality and the boundlessness of friendship."
Everything Here Is Beautiful (2018)
Mira T Lee
"Stunning and unforgettable. . . filled with voices that resonate and haunt. An intimately personal tale about family, self, and the risks we take to care for the ones we love."
Convenience Store Woman (2018)
Sayaka Murata
"Convenience Store Woman is a gem of a book. Quirky, deadpan, poignant, and quietly profound, it is a gift to anyone who has ever felt at odds with the world - and if we were truly being honest, I suspect that would be most of us."
Hollow Kingdom (2019)
(Hollow Kingdom, book 1)
Kira Jane Buxton
"If you've ever thought that humans were the ones in charge, Kira Jane Buxton's groundbreaking novel will have you thinking otherwise. Full of unforgettable humor, insight and beauty, Hollow Kingdom enriches our human experience by inhabiting the minds (and bellies!) of our non-human animal companions and reminding us that we're not alone here on this earth."
Booth (2022)
Karen Joy Fowler
"Booth is a triumph! No one writes like Karen Joy Fowler. With wit, heart, and revelatory insight, she teases ghosts from their shadows, transforming the way we see the past, shedding new light on our troubled present."
Woman, Eating (2022)
Claire Kohda
"Absolutely brilliant - tragic, funny, eccentric and so perfectly suited to this particularly weird time. Claire Kohda takes the vampire trope and makes it her own in a way that feels fresh and original. Serious issues of race, disability, misogyny, body image, sexual abuse are handled with subtlety, insight, and a lightness of touch. The spell this novel casts is so complete I feel utterly, and happily, bitten."
Nightcrawling (2022)
Leila Mottley
"With its powerful poetry and courageous, unsparing vision, Nightcrawling is more than just a magnificent debut novel. It is a bid, by this prodigiously gifted young writer, to heal a broken world."

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