Ruth Ozeki

I rarely reblog articles but this is a lovely interview with Ruth Ozeki. Her book, A Tale for the Time Being, is on my “currently reading” list .


Interviewed by Kris Kosaka

Bestselling author Ruth Ozeki celebrates the Zen idea of the “positionless position,” the “not one not two” ambiguity of life with her being and her work. Her third novel, A Tale for the Time Being, was short-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize in Literature. Her earlier novels, My Year of Meats and All Over Creation were also critically acclaimed and have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries.

Ozeki is half Japanese and half American in ethnicity, holds American and Canadian citizenship and divides her time between New York city and Desolation Sound along the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. Ozeki started her artistic career as a filmmaker, and her documentaries and dramatic independent films have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and in colleges and universities across the States.

In addition to being a filmmaker and novelist…

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2 thoughts on “Ruth Ozeki

  1. i read this book last summer and absolutely loved it, so much so that i plan to read it again in 2014. it actually got me to read dogen, whom i had always found daunting. so that was an extra benefit!

    • Thanks, myoe! I’m taking my time 🙂 with it. It’s an interesting combo of stillness and frenetic energy.

      Always on the look-out for Dogen offerings. Time Being has to be one of the toughest to digest!

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