The Writer in Residence
Program brings writers from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds
for one-month visits to the Stanford campus. The program puts writers
in direct contact with students, the Stanford community in general,
and the local community as a whole, strengthening the connections
between the teaching and the practice of literature. During their
residency, writers give one public lecture and/or participate in panels
with other writers and in public interviews; visit language and literature
classes; and hold office hours.
Distinguished Israeli novelist Amos Oz joins the DLCL
as Writer in Residence in January, 2007. His visit is co-sponsored
by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies.
Amos Oz presents the annual Taube Lecture
Monday, January 22, 2007
Please check back for further details.
Ruth Ozeki's work has been characterized
as "ardent and passionate…rare and provocative" by
U.S.A. Today. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, published
in 1998 by Viking Penguin, has garnered widespread glowing reviews,
awards, and a still-growing readership. A sexy, poignant, funny tale
about global meat and media production, My Year of Meats
tells the story of Jane and Akiko, two women on opposite sides of
the planet, whose lives are connected by a TV cooking show. Ozeki’s
second novel, All Over Creation (Viking Penguin 2003), shifts
the focus from meat to potatoes in a story of a family farmer, a prodigal
daughter, a gang of environmental activists, and a corporate spin
doctor, whose lives collide in Liberty Falls, Idaho. In a starred
review, Kirkus declared All Over Creation "a feast for
mind and heart."
Ozeki’s film Body of Correspondence
(1994) won the New Visions Award at the San Francisco Film Festival
and was broadcast on PBS. Halving the Bones (1995), an award-winning
autobiographical film, tells the story of Ozeki’s journey as
she brings her grandmother’s remains home from Japan. It has
been recognized at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern
Art, the Montreal World Film Festival, and the Margaret Mead Film
Festival, among others.
Ozeki's visit was co-sponsored by the Stanford Bookstore.
Read more at Ruth Ozeki's web site.
F. (Francisco) Sionil José,
writer and publisher, was born on December 3, 1924 in Rosales, Pangasinan.
In 1958, José founded the Philippine Center of PEN, an international
organization of poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists. In 1965
he established the publishing firm Solidaridad and edited the journal
Solidarity. His work includes eleven novels, five books of
short stories, a book of verse, a collection of stories for children,
and four books of essays. His five-novel Rosales saga, consisting
of The Pretenders, Tree, My Brother My Executioner,
Mass, and Po-on, has been published in the United
States and translated in various languages in Asia and Europe.
José's visit was co-sponsored by the Filipino-American
Community at Stanford (FACS); Arkipelago,
the Filipino Bookstore; and the Stanford Bookstore.
Download José's "Literature
as History," a talk presented at Stanford University, May
Milton Hatoum was the DLCL's first
Writer in Residence in May 2004. He is the author of two novels: The
Tree of the Seventh Heaven (Relato de um Certo Oriente), forthcoming
in a new translation as Tale of a Certain Orient (Bloomsbury
2004); and The Brothers (Dois Irmãos). Both works received
Brazil's highest literary prizes. An Amazonian of Lebanese descent,
Hatoum writes about his native Manaus, the city in the middle of the
jungle. He is also a professor and translator of French literature.
Writers in Residence are chosen and invited by DLCL
faculty. There is no application process.
For more information on the Writer
in Residence program, contact
F. Sionil José