Japan: Ozeki’s work reflects her complex identity

ruth-ozekiThe maelstrom of Man Booker attention is only now starting to quieten down, but Ruth Ozeki tells The Japan Times it was “a thrilling experience.” Various events and readings with the six shortlisted authors culminated in a banquet held last month at London’s Guildhall. “It was high literary theater, a spectacle,” she says. “I came away feeling so happy to have met the other finalists, admiring them and their works. The whole banquet itself was rather amazing.” Typically, Ozeki thinks every book should have won. “I really felt reading those books that each book was the best book. It’s my orientation too, that I find it really difficult to choose just one thing.”

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