In this episode, Ruth Ozeki talks with Katharine Weber about her novels, her family story, and how the fictional moments in her 1995 autobiographical documentary film have since been mirrored by autobiographical elements in her fiction.
Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into eleven languages and published in fourteen countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time-Being (2013), won the LA Times Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award, and has been published in over thirty countries. She lives in British Columbia and New York City, and is currently the Elizabeth Drew Professor of Creative Writing at Smith College.
Katharine Weber, the author of six novels and a memoir, is Editor at Large at the Kenyon Review and the Visiting Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.