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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro | Klara and the Sun

In conversation with Neil Gaiman.

Join Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro—author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day—in a live, virtual conversation with award-winning and bestselling author Neil Gaiman to celebrate the publication of Ishiguro’s magnificent new novel, Klara and the Sun (Knopf).

Quail Ridge Books joins Gramercy Books in Columbus, Ohio, and Books & Books in Miami, Florida, for this exclusive conversation and book launch. Admission includes Ishiguro’s novel, a signed book plate for the first 250 registrants, and an access link to the program. Please note registration closes at 5:00 p.m. ET on the day of this event.

Tickets must be purchased on Eventbrite (click here).


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.

Neil Gaiman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for children and adults whose award-winning titles include Norse MythologyAmerican GodsThe Graveyard BookGood Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and The Sandman graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and Professor in the Arts at Bard College.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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