The Women's Prize for Fiction 2022 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki as the winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022.

As everyday objects start talking to fourteen-year-old Benny in the wake of a family bereavement, he seeks refuge in a library populated by unforgettable characters in this breathtakingly original and compassionate novel from the author of A Tale for the Time Being. Critically acclaimed and beloved by our booksellers, The Book of Form and Emptiness is a truly worthy winner of this prestigious award.

 

‘A celebration of the power of books and reading, [The Book of Form and Emptiness] tackles big issues of life and death, and is a complete joy to read. Ruth Ozeki is a truly original and masterful storyteller.’

Mary Ann Sieghart, Chair of Judges

The 2022 Shortlist

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A page-turning plot with a blazing feminist message at its heart drives this powerfully unique Trinidad-set novel that follows an unforgettable protagonist as she starts her journey out of a cycle of violence into a new, freer future.
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Combining pivotal contemporary events with a deliciously witty ghost story set in a Minneapolis bookshop, The Sentence is a dazzling inventive novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Night Watchman.
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Tackling the issue of long-term mental illness with wit and candour, Mason’s remarkable novel takes a rounded, empathetic look at the condition through the experiences of a middle-aged woman who has struggled to find contentment in her adult life.
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As everyday objects start talking to fourteen-year-old Benny in the wake of a family bereavement, he seeks refuge in a library populated by unforgettable characters in this breathtakingly original and compassionate novel from the author of A Tale for the Time Being.
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From the author of The Architect's Apprentice comes a bittersweet tale of star-crossed love and the legacy of secrecy on future generations, played out in a vividly evoked island setting.
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Mapping the lives of a fearless female aviator and an actor who portrays her on screen decades later, Great Circle is an expansive tale of passion and ambition from the author of the award-winning Seating Arrangements.
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The 2022 Longlist

The Bread the Devil Knead
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Careless
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Remote Sympathy
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Flamingo
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The Sentence
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The Paper Palace
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Build Your House Around My Body
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Sorrow and Bliss
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The Exhibitionist
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The Book of Form and Emptiness
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This One Sky Day
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The Island of Missing Trees
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Great Circle
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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
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Creatures of Passage
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Women's Prize for Fiction 25 Years Anniversary
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