Kazuo Ishiguro coming to Scotland

Kazuo Ishiguro coming to Scotland

credit: Jeff Cottenden

Award-winning author of Never Let Me Go set to make rare Edinburgh appearance

Kazuo Ishiguro will be making a rare appearance in Scotland to discuss his highly anticipated brand new novel The Buried Giant at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on Thu 5 Mar, event organiser Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced.

The internationally-respected Ishiguro has received critical acclaim for his previous seven novels, amongst which include the Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His 2010 release Never Let Me Go was widely praised, and was later adapted into a successful film version starring Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan.

In his latest novel, Ishiguro explores the human condition in the style and grace that has saw him gain such praise and elite status amongst critics and book lovers.

Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, says: 'This new book is something to be celebrated: Ishiguro has produced a gripping tale which is also profoundly moving – a novel set in another era that feels highly relevant to the world we live in today. It is an honour to welcome this master of the storytelling art back to Edinburgh.'

Since declaring himself as a British Citizen in 1982 Ishiguro has been widely regarded as one of the best British authors of recent times and was rewarded for his services to literature in 1995 with an OBE.

The event, presented by leading publisher Faber & Faber and funded and supported by The People’s Postcode Lottery, is part of a wide programme of literature events leading up to the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August.

Kazuo Ishiguro appears at Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Thu 5 Mar.