Ruth Ozeki is an acclaimed filmmaker, novelist and Zen Buddhist priest.

Her new novel 'A Tale for the Time Being' spans the planet from Tokyo's Electric Town to Desolation Sound, British Columbia. It is an enchanting tale of (among other things) a 104-year-old Buddhist nun, French maid cafes in a manga-fied world, cyberbullying, natural disasters, Zen philosophy and the infinite possibilities of time.

Ruth Ozeki makes a rare appearance to talk about faith, fiction and Hello Kitty lunchboxes with writer and broadcaster Mary Loudon. Mary is the author of 'Unveiled - Nuns Talking and Revelations - The Clergy Questioned'.

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall

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