Virtual Event - Monday May 2nd at 6:00 pm - Mieko Kawakami in conversation with Ruth Ozeki discusses "All the Lovers in the Night"
Join us on Monday May 2nd at 6:00 pm for a virtual event in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, Green Apple Books, Skylight Books, Book Passage and hosted by Europa Editions with Mieko Kawakami to discuss her newest novel All the Lovers in the Night. Joining her in conversation will be Ruth Ozeki!
The link to access the event will be emailed on the event day by 12:00 pm pst. If you do not receive the link by then, please contact us.
Insightful, often humorous, and wholly captivating, All the Lovers in the Night mines the complexity of human relationships by recounting the story of a woman who has none. The story of Fuyuko Irie, an unforgettable protagonist whose predicament will feel familiar to so many, will not only break readers’ hearts but remind them that sometimes a broken heart is worth the pain.
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.