It's such an honor to see A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING on the longlist for The International IMPAC Dublin Award of 2015, in the company of so many wonderful books and talented writers and friends. If you need gift ideas for the holidays, you can start right here!
Forgive me, Press Blog, for abandoning you. Though I've made these announcements on my Facebook page, I've neglected to keep you in the loop. I hope you're not upset. These upstart social media sites have a lot of superficial appeal, but you're the one I love.
Here's what you've missed:
-A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING wins the 2014 Medici Book Club Prize: http://www.literaryaffairs.net/medici-prize/
-A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING wins the 2014 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic: http://www.sunburstaward.org/2014-sunburst-winners
-A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING has been listed as a finalist for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2015 program: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/09/ann_arborypsilanti_reads_2015.html
ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
-A good, in-depth interview in the LA Review of Books, with Professor David Palumbo-Liu of Stanford University's Comparative Literature Department (sound familiar? See ATFTTB, page 91!): https://lareviewofbooks.org/interview/time-ruth-ozeki
-A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING featured on The Dish, with Andrew Sullivan: http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/09/21/the-buddhist-as-novelist/
Ozeki won the Kitschies Red Tentacle prize on Wednesday night for her story weaving together the lives of a schoolgirl, a writer, and a zen-anarchist nun. The prize is for novels containing "elements of the speculative and fantastic", with Ozeki seeing off competition from Thomas Pynchon, Anne Carson, Patrick Ness and James Smythe to win.
See also: RED TENTACLE!
February 13, 2014
Ruth Ozeki beats Thomas Pynchon to top Kitschie award
February 13, 2014
Thanks to The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of their students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists for the publishing year 2013. …
Here, NBCC Fiction Finalist Ruth Ozeki talks with MFA Student Mallory McMahon. See the School of Writing page for more.
February 12, 2014
NBCC Fiction Finalist Ruth Ozeki in Conversation with MFA Student Mallory McMahon
Critical Mass, National Book Critics Circle blog