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Love and Illusion: Kazuo Ishiguro on Klara and the Sun
May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT$20 – $40
When bestselling novelist Kazuro Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017, the Nobel committee described him as having “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection in the world.” Now here’s your chance to ask this “poet of the unspoken” (New York Times) your questions about his vision, writing life, and his first novel since winning the Nobel. Reserve your spot now and get your copy of that novel, Klara and the Sun (complete with a signed bookplate for the first 250 ticket-holders) as soon as it drops in March, with plenty of time to drink it in before our live event.
From Remains of the Day (“an almost perfect book,” said The New Yorker‘s James Wood) to Never Let Me Go (deemed “a page-turner and a heartbreaker” by Entertainment Weekly), Ishiguro’s equal fluency with wildly imaginative surrealism and the delicate bonds of relationships has changed the literary world’s perception of what a novel can do. Klara and The Sun is no exception. Grounded in a futuristic milieu, this “dazzling genre-bending work” (Publishers Weekly) sheds powerful beams of light on everything from environmental destruction to the secret sorrows of childhood, through the adventures of “Artificial Friend” Klara, a solar-powered humanlike robot designed to be a child’s companion. Ishiguro’s partner for this conversation is rising literary star Yaa Gyasi, a PEN/Hemingway award winner for Homegoing, whose newest novel, 2020’s Transcendent Kingdom, was called “a book of blazing brilliance” by The Washington Post.
These renowned authors come from two very different generations, backgrounds, and literary styles, but they share an uncanny ability to lay bare the secrets of the human heart. And we can’t wait to share their unforgettable presence with you in this much-anticipated headlining event.
Each ticket includes private access to the event recording for 10 days following the live event. Signed copies are limited to the first 250 buyers of that ticket type and all copies will be shipped by Green Apple Books in San Francisco starting March 2. We can only accept book orders that ship within the United States.