Kazuo Ishiguro author photo and Klara and the Sun cover image
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Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his dazzling new novel, Klara and the Sun. Kazuo will be in conversation with internationally-renowned writer Pico Iyer, author of A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations.
Klara and the Sun is a magnificent new novel from the Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.

Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her.

Klara and the Sun is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?
In its award citation in 2017, the Nobel committee described Ishiguro's books as novels of great emotional force and said he has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.
Review Quotes:
"As with Ishiguro's other works, the rich inner reflections of his protagonists offer big takeaways, and Klara's quiet but astute observations of human nature land with profound gravity . . . This dazzling genre-bending work is a delight."
--Publishers Weekly [starred review]
"A haunting fable of a lonely, moribund world that is entirely too plausible."
--Kirkus Reviews [starred review]

Biographical Notes:
KAZUO ISHIGURO was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into over fifty languages, and The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, both made into acclaimed films, have each sold more than 2 million copies. He was given a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun,
Gold and Silver Star from Japan.
PICO IYER is the author of fifteen books, translated into twenty-three languages, and has been a constant contributor for more than thirty years to TimeThe New York TimesHarper's Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and more than 250 other periodicals worldwide. His four recent talks for TED have received more than ten million views. www.picoiyerjourneys.com
Event date: 
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 1:00pm
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