Omnivoracious: Ruth Ozeki on Zen and the Art of Creativity

Like both of Ozeki’s other books, this one can be read on at least two levels: it’s a story within a story about a lonely Japanese girl and it’s a way to write about old Japan vs. new, about traditional Japanese womanhood versus contemporary Japanese American women, about, as Ozeki says, authenticity.
— Sara Nelson, Omnivoracious

April 08, 2013
Omnivoracious
Interview: Ruth Ozeki on Zen and the Art of Creativity
Sara Nelson

NY Times: Japanese Diary Washes Ashore, Its Mysteries a Gift

This is a book that does not give up its multiple meanings easily, gently but insistently instructing the reader to progress slowly in order to contemplate the porous membrane that separates fact from fiction, self from circumstance, past from present.
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, New York Times

April 1, 2013
New York Times
Japanese Diary Washes Ashore, Its Mysteries a Gift
Lisa Schwarzbaum