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A Tale for the Time Being - a reading by Ruth Ozeki

Join author and filmmaker, Ruth Ozeki, who will be reading from her latest novel, A Tale for the Time Being. Past and present, fact and fiction, the natural world and cyberspace, community and isolation- Ozeki weaves these opposites together in a tale that affirms the fundamental connectedness of humanity, by telling the story of a diary washed ashore and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.

Ozeki will also be in conversation with Professor David Palumbio-Liu, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Book signing and reception to follow.

Ruth Ozeki is the Man Booker Prize finalist for A Tale for the Time Being. She is also the author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation, is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her critically acclaimed independent films including Halving the Bones, and have been screened at Sundance and aired on PBS. She is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everday Zen Foundation.

​The event is co-sponsored with the Stanford Creative Writing Program; Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Asian American Studies; the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; Comparative Literature; and the Department of English.

Read the Los Angeles Review of Books interview between Ruth Ozeki and David Palumbo-Liu here.



Tuesday, January 21, 2014. 05:00 PM


Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall