Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, won the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction, as well as the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Book Award, the BC Yukon Book Prize, and the Julia Ward Howe Prize for Fiction. Her novels, My Year of Meats (1998), All Over Creation (2003), A Tale for the Time Being (2013), and The Book of Form and Emptiness (2022) have been translated and published in more than 30 countries. A Tale for the Time Being won the LA Times Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work of personal nonfiction, The Face: A Time Code (2016), was published by Restless Books. She is now Professor Emerita of English Language & Literature at Smith College.
The event is split into two parts:
Q&A Session (Emerson community only): 4:00-5:30 pm, Owens Multipurpose Room, 172 Tremont
Reading (General Public): 6:00-7:30 pm, Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont
Registration is required for all attendees by 11:59 pm on Nov. 29.
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