Biography

Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest.

Her first two novels, both critically acclaimed --- MY YEAR OF MEATS and ALL OVER CREATION --- have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries.

Her latest novel is A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING.

Her documentary and dramatic independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country.

She is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.

Ruth Ozeki

Books by Ruth Ozeki

by Ruth Ozeki - Fiction

A writer named Ruth discovers on a British Columbia beach a bag that contains the diary of Nao, a 16-year-old Japanese girl. The diary begins as Nao’s attempt to tell the story of her 104-year-old great-grandmother becomes instead a chronicle of Nao’s feelings of ostracism among family and schoolmates. This challenging novel combines Japanese mythology, quantum physics and the 2011 tsunami into a meditation on the vagaries of fate.