British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro to discuss Klara and the Sun with Vancouver author and poet Ian Williams

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      The renowned British author of the novels Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day will talk about his latest book.

      Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro will talk about Klara and the Sun that explores the authenticity of love in a way that reflects upon the nature of our tech-driven times.

      This novel is narrated by an artificial friend who observes the world while waiting for a customer to choose her.

      Canadian author and poet Ian Williams, who is a poetry professor at UBC, will speak with Ishiguro about Klara and the Sun at the event, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday (April 8) as part of One Page: Canada’s Literary Series.

      The event is free and to register, visit the event webpage.

      Williams is the author of the poetry collection World Problems and the novel Reproduction, which won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

      Ishiguro's novels Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day were both adapted into films, and the latter won the 1989 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

      Author and poet Ian Williams
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