We are thrilled that our Visiting Writer at the upcoming winter residency in Vermont will be novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki. Ruth’s 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), was the winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Independent Bookseller Week, Book of the Year, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Indies Choice Award for Fiction among others. It will be published in over thirty countries. Ruth’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. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.
In the words of our Program Director, Paul Selig, “Ruth is not only a gifted writer, but a committed activist, environmentalist and Buddhist nun. She embraces story telling in many forms, from the woven structures of her award-winning novels to her genre-bending “fictional documentary” film. She has much to offer Goddard students no matter what genre they are working in.”
“Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists and here she is at her absolute best—bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.”
— Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Ruth will be reading on January 7th, and 7:00 PM in the Haybarn Theater. All are welcome.