The Remains of the Day
Admirers of Kazuo Ishiguro’s moving historical fiction, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning screenplay, include Salman Rushdie. Discover more about this superb 1989 Booker-winning novel.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature.
He was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to Britain at the age of five. His work has been translated into over 50 languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were both made into acclaimed films, and have each sold more than 2 million copies. Ishiguro was awarded a knighthood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.
In a time of dangerously increasing division, we must listen. Good writing and good reading will break down barriers.— Kazuo Ishiguro speaking upon award of The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017
Adam talks with British writer Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains Of the Day, Never Let Me Go, The Buried Giant, Klara and the Sun) about sci-fi, artificial intelligence, the nature of emotions and whether an AI Rosie would be as good as the real thing.
Recorded remotely on 7th December, 2020