Ruth Ozeki (born in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Japanese American novelist. She is the daughter of anthropologist Floyd Lounsbury.Ozeki published her debut novel, My Year of Meats, in 1998. She followed up with All Over Creation in 2003. Her new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, will be published on March 12, 2013. She is married to Canadian land artist Oliver Kellhammer, and the couple divides their time between New York City and Vancouver.