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.”
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017
In conversation with Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe
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 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?
Ishiguro’s eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017 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.
“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.”
A hardcover copy of Klara and the Sun is included with each ticket and will be mailed to your home by Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
The first 250 ticket buyers will receive a signed bookplate. Please note that all signed bookplates have been claimed at this time.
Presented in association with Reads & Company, an independent bookstore in Phoenixville, PA
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Virtual Event, watch anytime online for one week
$36, which includes a hardcover copy of Klara and the Sun shipped to your home
Only one virtual pass needed per household