Man Booker Shortlist: We loved its spirit, in several senses

Ruth Ozeki’s wonderfully clever and vast-hearted A Tale For The Time Being is a turbulent story of two parts, told in counterpoint, and preoccupied with doublenesses and simultaneities. In keeping with the quantum physics that animate it, it manages to be at once tender and refined, comic and grave, hopeful and desperate. We loved its spirit, in several senses, and we are all Hello Kitty fans now.
— Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges, 2013 Man Booker Prize

October 15, 2013
Man Booker Prize
Robert Macfarlane announces the Man Booker 2013 winner
Robert Macfarlane, Chair of judges, 2013 Man Booker Prize