Ruth Ozeki: The Book of Form and Emptiness

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

Canongate, Viking, Waterstones and Literati Bookstore are delighted to join forces to present an unmissable transatlantic event: Man Booker-shortlisted authors Ruth Ozeki and David Mitchell, in conversation about Ozeki’s new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness.

“Heart-breaking and heart-healing – a book to not only keep us absorbed but also to help us think and love and live and listen. No one writes quite like Ruth Ozeki and The Book of Form and Emptiness is a triumph” - Matt Haig

“Once again, Ozeki has created a masterpiece. Her generous heart, remarkable imagination and brilliant mind light up every page” - Karen Joy Fowelr

The event will take place on 2nd October at 1pm EDT. Tickets include a hardcover book to be shipped to your home or picked up at Literati Bookstore. Please read ticket descriptions carefully. Literati can ship anywhere in the United States. We are not shipping internationally. For UK customers: purchase tickets via Waterstones.

Access information will be sent ahead of the event to guests via email.

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the award-winning author of three novels: My Year of Meats, All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and translated into 28 languages. She has also written a short memoir, The Face: A Time Code. She is affiliated with the Everyday Zen Foundation and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches creative writing at Smith College and is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities.

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of Slade House, The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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