The Washington Post Podcast: Other: Mixed Race in America

The privacy that reading fiction gave me, that sense of solitude [while] also being in company [of] another mind was...very important to me, and very precious. From a very early age, I wanted to do that. I wanted to make that same kind of magic happen.
— Ruth Ozeki

May 5, 2017
The Washington Post, Alexandra Laughlin
How Ruth Ozeki Renamed Herself
Other: Mixed Race in America Podcast

Critical Mass: NBCC Fiction Finalist Ruth Ozeki in Conversation with MFA Student Mallory McMahon

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
Mallory McMahon

NPR Interview: Tsunami Delivers A Young Diarist’s ‘Tale’ Of Bullying And Depression

Author Ruth Ozeki tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that, two years ago, she had finished a draft of this novel and was ready to turn it in to her editor when events in Japan forced her to reconsider the story.

March 17, 2013 (air date)
NPR, Weekend Edition Sunday
Interview: Tsunami Delivers A Young Diarist’s ‘Tale’ Of Bullying And Depression
Rachel Martin

BBC Radio 3 Interview: Night Waves

Rana Mitter meets Ruth Ozeki whose novel “A Tale for the Time Being” spans Japan’s twentieth century and connects the trauma of the second world war with the recent Tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disasters: all this through the prism of a little girl’s attempt to write the story of her great-grandmother’s life.