New Kazuo Ishiguro Novel in 2015

One of the very few contemporary English-language writers I’d consider a must-read. The Buried Giant in March 2015:

The Buried Giant was described by Faber as “sometimes savage [and] often intensely moving”. The publisher would only reveal that the book, Ishiguro’s seventh novel, will be about “lost memories, love, revenge and war”. Stephen Page, chief executive, said that the book was “a truly sublime new chapter in one of the most significant bodies of work of anyone writing today”.

“It is as surprising, moving and brilliant as you could hope for, and we can’t wait to publish,” said Page.

In 2008, Ishiguro told the Paris Review that he had “arrived at an odd setting for the novel I’m writing at the moment”.

“I’d wanted for some time to write a novel about how societies remember and forget,” the author said at the time. “I’d written about how individuals come to terms with uncomfortable memories. It occurred to me that the way an individual remembers and forgets is quite different to the way a society does. When is it better to just forget?”

Here’s the review of his most recent book in The Quarterly Conversation.

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