Longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021. Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly-changing world through the eyes of a unique narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?
From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful that a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.
About the AuthorKazuo Ishiguro’s works of fiction have earned him many honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Sura Siu brings the audiobook of Klara and the Sun to life.
What’s beyond doubt is that Ishiguro has written another masterpiece, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity
Kazuo Ishiguro discussed Klara and the Sun with novelist Kate Mosse in a special event presented by The Reading Agency and the British Library. The event marked the 10th anniversary of World Book Night, The Reading Agency’s national celebration of books and reading.
Ishiguro talked to Mosse about the inspiration for the novel, and the power of books and reading to bring people together and change lives.