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  • Bibliography:
    4 Books
  • First Book:
    June 1998
  • Latest Book:
    September 2021
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About the Author

Ruth Ozeki’s fourth novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, has won the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

The novelist, film-maker and Zen Buddhist priest takes the £30,000 ($36,000) award for a book that “stood out for its sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence, humour and poignancy”, according to the chair of judges, Mary Ann Sieghart.

Book List in Order: 4 titles

  • Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing My American Wife!, a Japanese television show sponsored by an American meat-exporting business,...

  • Yumi Fuller hasn't set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho -- heart of the potato-farming industry -- since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, a...

  • A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old...

  • “No one writes like Ruth Ozeki -- a triumph.” -- Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library “Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” -- TIME “If you’ve lost your way with fiction over the last ye...

Award-Winning Books by Ruth L. Ozeki

All Over Creation
2004 Audies -- Fiction-Unabridged
2004 WILLA Literary Award -- Contemporary Fiction
The Book of Form and Emptiness
2022 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction -- Fiction
My Year of Meats
1998 Kiriyama Prize -- Pacific Rim Book
A Tale for the Time Being
2013 L.A. Times Book Prize -- Fiction
2014 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award -- Regional Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ruth L. Ozeki has published 4 books.

Ruth L. Ozeki does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, The Book of Form and Emptiness, was published in September 2021.

The first book by Ruth L. Ozeki, My Year of Meats, was published in June 1998.

No. Ruth L. Ozeki does not write books in series.