Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being, will be in conversation with Ellis Avery, Author of The Teahouse Fire and The Last Nude.
Sharon Marcus, Editor in Chief of Public Books and Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will moderate the conversation.
Ruth Ozeki is a writer, filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest, and the best-selling author of My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and most recently A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of a troubled Japanese schoolgirl, whose diary washes up on a desolate Canadian shoreline in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, where it is discovered by the novelist, Ruth. Translated and published in more than thirty-five countries, it is a sweeping tale of bullies and suicide bombers, Buddhism and cyberspace, and the love between a father, his daughter, and an ancient Zen nun.
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