Ruth Ozeki's "Tale for the Time Being" nominated for Man Booker prize

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Cortes Island-based novelist Ruth Ozeki's novel "A Tale for the Time Being" has been nominated for the  Man Booker Prize.

The book is an intriguing story about the diary of a suicidal Japanese schoolgirl whose diary washes up on the shores of Cortes Island after the great tsunami and earthquake of March 2011. 

Ozeki is the author of three novels: My Year of Meats (1998),which won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Award, the Imus/Barnes and Noble American Book Award, and a Special Jury Prize of the World Cookbook Awards in Versailles; All Over Creation (2002), the recipient of a 2004 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, as well as the Willa Literary Award for Contemporary Fiction; and A Tale for the Time Being (2013), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.

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