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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, discusses his new novel Klara and the Sun, with Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being. This event is presented in partnership by Third Place Books (Seattle), The Elliott Bay Book Company( Seattle), and Village Books (Bellingham).
TICKET INCLUDES EVENT ACCESS, ONE COPY OF KLARA AND THE SUN, AND A SIGNED BOOKPLATE*!
BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOU AFTER THE EVENT,** VIA USPS MEDIA MAIL.
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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.
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.
Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the best-selling author of three novels, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, and A Tale for the Time Being, which was translated and published in over thirty-five countries and shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, will be published by Viking in September, 2021. She teaches creative writing at Smith College where she is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities.
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