The Women's Prize For Fiction Winner has been announced!
Congratulations to the winner of this year's Women's Prize for Fiction, Ruth Ozeki for her novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness.
''After the tragic death of his father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house and sound variously pleasant, angry or sad. Then his mother develops a hoarding problem, and the voices grow more clamorous.
So Benny seeks refuge in the silence of a large public library. There he meets a mesmerising street artist with a smug pet ferret; a homeless philosopher-poet; and his very own Book, who narrates Benny's life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. Blending unforgettable characters with jazz, climate change and our attachment to material possessions, this is classic Ruth Ozeki - bold, humane and heartbreaking.''
You can purchase the paperback or the hardback here, via this link.
I haven't yet got my hands on a copy of this book but it is on my wish list and I shall be sure to get a copy soon. I'm looking forward to reading it. If you have read it already i'd love to hear what you thought, please do let me know in the comments.
If you would like to read more about the 'Women's prize for fiction' here is a link to their website where they explain about the prize, list previous winners and those that made the shortlist.