Ruth Ozeki http://kmuw.org en For Ruth Ozeki, Writing Is A Matter Of Time And Forgetting http://kmuw.org/post/ruth-ozeki-writing-matter-time-and-forgetting <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>When Ruth Ozeki’s latest novel, <i>A Tale For The Time Being</i> hit bookshelves last March it had been a decade since her last work, 2003’s <i>All Over Creation</i>, was published. She’d undergone several transformations in that time—both of her parents passed away after long illnesses, she found herself enamored of Zen Buddhism and, eventually, she became an ordained priest in 2010.</p><p>Themes of time and communication are central to the novel’s plot, a book that began, she says, after her main character, a young girl named Nao, spoke directly to her.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 28917 at http://kmuw.org For Ruth Ozeki, Writing Is A Matter Of Time And Forgetting Book Review: A Tale For The Time Being http://kmuw.org/post/book-review-tale-time-being <p></p><p>In Ruth Ozeki's first two books, her protagonists were strong Japanese-American women, and on book tours, she was often asked if they were based on herself. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Beth Golay 13910 at http://kmuw.org Book Review: A Tale For The Time Being