An Evening with Ruth OzekiSaturday Jan 11 2014 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
A conversation and book signing with the author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted A Tale for the Time Being. This evening hosted by Joanne Kelly.
Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is an inventive and beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.
Ruth Ozeki is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Shambhala Sun, and More, among other publications. In June 2010 she was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest and is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. Ozeki is the filmmaker behind Halving the Bones and the author of My Year of Meats and All Over Creation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.
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In Tokyo, a lonely sixteen-year-old, Nao, finds solace in writing her diary. Across the Pacific, Ruth, a novelist living on an island off the coast of BC, discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox ó possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past and forward into her own future. Ozekiís beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.