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A Reading And Conversation with Ruth Ozeki
Start Date: 4/2/2015Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 4/2/2015

Event Description:
RUTH OZEKI is a novelist, essayist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Essays include "Confessions of a Zen Novelist" and "The Art of Losing: On Writing, Dying, and Mom." Ozeki's fictions include My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and A Tale for the Time Being. An accomplished filmmaker, Ozeki has directed Body of Correspondence (1994), which won the New Visions Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and Halving the Bones (1995), an award-winning autobiographical film that was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the Montreal World Film Festival and the Margaret Mead Film Festival, among others. A Tale for the Time Being (2013) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is the winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the Medici Book Club Prize, among others. A sampling of things others have said about Ozeki’s fiction: "shrewd and playful humor, luscious sexiness and kinetic pizzazz" -- Chicago Tribune. A Tale for the Time Being is "an extraordinary novel … bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page" --Junot Díaz. "The meditation--on time and memory, on the oceanic movement of history, on impermanence and uncertainty, but also resilience and bravery--is deep and gorgeous and wise" -- Karen Joy Fowler. "I read it with great pleasure" -- Philip Pullman. During the 90-minute program, Ozeki will read from her latest works and join an open conversation with Professors Bakirathi Mani, Peter Schmidt, Sangina Patnaik, and the audience. A book signing will follow the discussion. Sponsored by the Department of English Literature and the Henry Edelman Fund for Special Projects.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Deborah Doherty
Phone: 610-328-8152
Open To
The Public

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