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Author Ruth Ozeki to speak on campus

Author Ruth Ozeki will talk about her book, A Tale for the Time Being, in conversation with Associated Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English Davis Schneiderman at 7 p.m. on October 26 in Calvin Durand Hall.

The novel they will discuss won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and has been published in over 30 countries.

Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries.

Ozeki’s 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.

A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ozeki was ordained in 2010 and is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation.

She lives in British Columbia and New York City, and is currently the Elizabeth Drew Professor of Creative Writing at Smith College.

This event is part of the city-wide reading program “Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale 2017.”