"I've been reading my way through the long list of this year's Booker Prize. The last one I read was A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozecki (which has now been shortlisted), and I found it completely wonderful. Ozecki is a great writer. She is so thoughtful and she has created such a richly textured and layered world. The novel is set in British Columbia and it's a wonderful evocation of that part of the world."