Kazuo Ishiguro

reads from

The Buried Giant:
A Novel

in conversation with ROBERT BIRNBAUM

$5 tickets on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Mar
21
Saturday
March 21, 2015
4:00 PM
(Doors at 3:15)

Location

Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes KAZUO ISHIGURO, award-winning author of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, and journalist ROBERT BIRNBAUM for a reading and discussion of Ishiguro's latest novel, The Buried Giant.

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories.

Sometimes savage, sometimes mysterious, always intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance, and war.

Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, including the international bestsellers The Remains of the Day (winner of the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go. He received an OBE for service to literature and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Photo Credit: Jeff Cottenden

Robert Birnbaum
Robert Birnbaum

Robert Birnbaum

Robert “Red” Birnbaum has interviewed 1267 writers and creators and read 2648 books. He umpires Little League in his western suburban Boston town. He also spreads joy and glad tidings wherever he goes at an array of journalistic byways—Our Man Boston, VQR On Line, The Daily Beast, The Millions, The LA Review of Books and has a treasure trove of his stuff can be found at The Morning News and Identitytheory.com. The books that have influenced him the most are V by Thomas Pynchon, Eduardo Galeano‘s Memories of Fire, The People’s History by Howard Zinn, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Crystal Zevon’s oral biography, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon. He lives with his black dog Beny.

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Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 02138

Memorial Church is located in the center of Harvard Yard, across from Widener Library.

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