Kanshin Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her four novels, The Book of Form and Emptiness, A Tale for the Time Being, All Over Creation, and My Year of Meats have been widely translated and published in over thirty countries. Her nonfiction work includes a memoir, The Face: A Time Code, and the documentary film, "Halving the Bones." A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ruth was ordained in 2010 by Zoketsu Norman Fischer and is affiliated with the Everyday Zen Foundation and the Brooklyn Zen Center. She divides her time between Western Massachusetts, New York City, and British Columbia, Canada.