The Telegraph: Booker Prize 2013 is a truly great shortlist

As the names were read out by Robert Macfarlane, chair of the judges, I realised the choices were both brave and solid – each one exceptional yet indisputably skilled; and as a collection, as a joint way of saying “this is what the novel can be”, it was incredibly exciting.
— Gaby Wood, The Telegraph

September 10, 2013
The Telegraph
Booker Prize 2013 is a truly great shortlist
Gaby Wood

Japan Times: A diary washed ashore opens up a world of multiple realities

A good read transcends into the eternal, melding the real now with a timeless present. Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being” is all that and more: a quietly amazing achievement, a careful construct bridging quantum physics and the role of the reader/observer, a Zen eternity of multiple realities within a single I-novel/not a novel.
— Kris Kosaka, Japan Times