Ruth Ozeki Novelist

Ruth ozeki

Ruth Ozeki (born March 12, 1956) is a Canadian-American novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. She worked in commercial television and media production for over a decade and made several independent films before turning to writing fiction. Ozeki was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, by an American father and a Japanese mother. She studied English and Asian Studies at Smith College and traveled extensively in Asia. She received a Japanese Ministry of Education Fellowship to do graduate work in classical Japanese literature at Nara University. During her years in Japan, she worked in Kyoto’s entertainment or “water” district as a bar hostess, studied flower arrangement as well as Noh drama and mask carving, founded a language school, and taught in the English Department at Kyoto Sangyo University. Ozeki returned to New York in 1985 and began a film career as an art director, designing sets and props for low budget horror movies. She switched to television production, and after several years directing documentary-style programs for a Japanese company, she started making her own films.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 12th, 1956
Canada,United States of America
Japanese American




1. Smith College Colleges/University

Smith College is a private, independent women's liberal arts college located in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest member of the Seven Sisters. Smith is also a member of the Five Colleges consortium, which allows its students to attend classes at four other Pioneer Valley institutions: Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked it 14th among Best Liberal Arts Colleges. Notable alumnae include Catharine MacKinnon, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Julia Child, Madeleine L'Engle, Sylvia Plath, Sherry Rehman, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Rochelle Lazarus, Laura D'Andrea Tyson and Yolanda King.

Type Private school
2013. 1.56 bil. $
2010. 1.24 bil. $
Institution colors
7 College Lane, 01063 - Northampton, Massachusetts
2013. 2,606
2010. 2,588
2009. 2,614
2013. 427
2010. 525
Acceptance rate
2013. 43.0 %
2011. 45.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 44.5 K $
2010. 38.6 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Smith College connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1918., Novelist

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Body of Correspondence

Movies directed

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Co-directors Writers External resources
Body of Correspondence

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Body of Correspondence

Written work

1.My year of meats

Novel, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1999. at New York City (366 pages)
1999. by Pan Books (448 pages)
2003. by Picador (448 pages)

2.All over creation

Novel, Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. at New York City (420 pages)
2004. by Penguin (Non-Classics) (420 pages)

3.A Tale for the Time Being

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2013. by Viking Adult
2013. by Penguin Books

Awards won

2004 American Book Awards

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
All over creation Novel
Before Columbus Foundation
American literature


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