Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being found Inspiration through Destruction

Bridging the gap between cultures is a recurring theme within Ruth Ozeki’s latest novel A Tale for the Time Being.  But even as she finished her first draft for the novel, she felt an emptiness that was mirrored in her fictional characters. It was not until the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan that Ozeki found a deeper meaning and new passion for her novel.  In the final version, readers  find the peace, compromise and compassion that follows tragedy, and inspired the author. Read more about Ruth and A Tale for the Time Being here.

As an ordained  Zen Priest and a finalist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Ruth Ozeki loves to share and teach young writers the art of seeing the world around them, and taking it all in. Interested in securing her for a speaking engagement? Get in touch with us today.Ruth Ozeki

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