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Mieko Kawakami in Conversation with Ruth Ozeki

May 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  Virtual Event


Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Mieko Kawakami, bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs, for an online discussion of her new, extraordinary novel—All the Lovers in the Night, in which she demonstrates yet again why she is one of today’s most uncategorizable, insightful, and talented novelists. Kawakami will be in conversation with acclaimed author Ruth Ozeki at this special event presented by Europa Editions.

“Her most accomplished novel yet… A contemporary Japanese master continues her meteoric rise into our literary firmament.” —Oprah Daily (A Most Anticipated Book of 2022)

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Mieko Kawakami is the author of the internationally best-selling novel Breasts and Eggs, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of TIME’s Best 10 Books of 2020; and the highly-acclaimed Heaven, her second novel to be translated and published in English, which Oprah Daily described as written “with jagged, visceral beauty.” Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet in 2006, and in 2007 published her first novella, My Ego, My Teeth, and the World. Known for their poetic qualities, their insights into the female body, and their preoccupation with ethics and modern society, her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Kawakami’s literary awards include the Akutagawa Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Murasaki Shikibu Prize. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the best-selling author of four novels: The Book of Form and Emptiness, longlisted for the UK Women’s Prize for Fiction; My Year of Meats; All Over Creation; and A Tale for the Time Being, winner of the LA Times Book Prize and finalist for the 2013 Booker Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Her nonfiction work includes a memoir, The Face: A Time Code, and the documentary film, Halving the Bones. A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ruth is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foun­dation. She is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities at Smith College.


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This event is presented by Europa Editions and Bookshop Santa Cruz and co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute.


May 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm