Ruth Ozeki

Book Shambles

Man Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Ruth Ozeki joins us this week to talk about her latest novel The Book of Form and Emptiness which is out now. They chat about how the book took eight years to write, growing up learning to love books in a public library basement, listening to the voices that guide a novel and her past life working as an art director on low budget horror movies!

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

Dreams About H.M. The Queen and Other Members of the Royal Family by Brian Masters

The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

The work of William Shakespeare

The work of Jorge Luis Borges

Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books by Walter Benjamin

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg

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