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Ruth Ozeki: Writing Is ‘a Form of Prayer’ | Buddhist Art News

Ruth Ozeki: Writing Is ‘a Form of Prayer’

Arts Interview: The Voice that Was Already There - A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozecki

Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle (1948) “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.” A brilliant beginning to a much-loved English classic, which tells us almost all we need to know about the narrator Cassandra Mortmain. Quirky and high-spirited, Dodie Smith’s novel is really an exercise in nostalgia. Smith (subsequently famous for The Hundred and One Dalmatians) was living in 1940s California, and wrote this story,

The 10 best first lines in fiction

Our guide to the greatest opening lines of novels in the English language, from Jane Austen to James Joyce

David Henry Hwang: Follow the link attached to this image and read my reviews of Ch’ing•lish, also known as Zhōngshì Yīngyǔ, or 中式英语, a play by David Henry Hwang (哲伦).  Be sure to 'like', share and leave a comment.

The Steinberg award, the most generous prize in theater, will allow the creator of “Chinglish” and “M. Butterfly” to decline film and television work and concentrate on writing plays.

Anne Tyler

"I read so that I can live more than one life in more than one place" Anne Tyler - Happy Birthday - October 1941

‘The Year She Left Us,’ by Kathryn Ma -   Excellent, I really enjoyed

‘The Year She Left Us,’ by Kathryn Ma

In this first novel, a girl adopted from China finds it difficult to situate herself in American life.

Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup b.

"Transforming Tragedy into Art" video featuring Vaddey Ratner

Cambodian-American novelist Vaddey Ratner, author of 'In The Shadow of the Banyan'

February 22 (1943) White Rose anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl killed, Munich, Germany

February 22 (1943) White Rose anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl killed, Munich, Germany

Jaroslav Dušek: Jsme zajatci emocí

Jaroslav Dušek: Jsme zajatci emocí

USA Today included me on a list of "Great Asian-Pacific American Authors"--along with Amy Tan, Chang-Rae Lee, Lisa See, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more. (thank you!)

Great Asian-Pacific American authors: Amy Tan and more

Amy Tan, interview: 'We are descended from incredibly fierce women'

"Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man." - Margaret Mead

''Margaret Mead US anthropologist. Mead is known for her work on the tribal cultures in Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Bali.

Alice Walker: a major influence on African American literature in the 1970's and ’80s

lice Malsenior Walker is an American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Chang Rae-Lee - How I Write

Chang-rae Lee: How I Write

The Korean-American writer, whose new dystopian novel is On Such a Full Sea, speaks about his first failed book, his favorite assignment for his students, and golf.

Universal Heart Book Club Episode 1

Stephanie Dowrick and Walter Mason discuss two books: 'Love and Hunger: Thoughts on the Gift of Food' by Charlotte Wood and 'The Woman Who Changed Her Brain'.

Mgr. Dušan Dvořák, konopijelek.cz / tři oblasti využití konopí...

Dušan Dvořák, www.

Mary Oliver's Poems | Poems that I love

'In Blackwater Woods' by Mary Oliver: "To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends upon it;