Kazuo Ishiguro with Jia Tolentino
6 – 7PM
Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro joins PEN Out Loud and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to commemorate Klara and the Sun, his first novel since being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A gripping, genre-bending story featuring Ishiguro’s characteristic restraint, the novel examines Klara, “an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities” who yearns to be the perfect companion for her future owner. Ishiguro will be joined in conversation with essayist and The New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino to discuss the narrative’s themes of service, sacrifice, and what it means to love.
This digital event will start at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.
Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store, Scripps Presents, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.