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Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro ~ Klara and the Sun

Monday, March 15, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Live Online Event

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Join Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Giller Prize-winning author Souvankham Thammavongsa, on Ishiguro's new book, Klara and the Sun.

Klara and the Sun is Kazuo Ishiguro's first publication since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the author of such masterpieces as Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning, The Remains of the Day.

Klara and the Sun is a thrilling feat of world-building, and a heartbreaking novel of tenderness and humanity. It gives us an unexpected glimpse into the modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and explores the fundamental
question: what does it mean to love?

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 honours 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.

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four acclaimed poetry books, and the short story collection How to Pronounce Knife, winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Giller prize, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a TIME 100 Must-Read Books of 2020. Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in such publications as Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and Best Canadian Stories 2020. She was born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, and was raised and educated in Toronto where she now lives.