Posted on 06/16/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The judges of the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction are "over the moon" to reveal the award's winner.

The Book of Form and Emptiness, Ruth Ozeki's fourth novel, has taken home the £30,000 (about $39,300) prize.

In a statement, the chair praised the novel's "sparkling writing, warmth, intelligence, humor and poignancy."

The Book of Form and Emptiness follows a boy who, a year after his father's death, begins to hear objects' voices.

He seeks refuge from the din in a library, where he discovers not just quiet, well-behaved objects, but also supportive — and quirky — adults.

You can read more praise for Ozeki, learn about her inspiration for the novel, and watch her be announced as the winner on the Women's Prize website.

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