Kazuo Ishiguro

Brimming with Curiosity: On Philip Pullman’s ‘La Belle Sauvage’

<b>1.</b><br>It was my then-girlfriend (now wife), G, who spotted the unassuming flyer by the door of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, just a few steps away …

Books

Never Let Me Go. Seriously, Never. The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 65

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen …

New York Public Library

The election and accusations of sexual harassment dominated 2017 literary news

<b>Jan. 22</b> During an interview on “Meet the Press,” presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway uses the phrase “alternative facts,” which propels George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” to the top of the bestseller list.<p><b>Jan. 23</b> “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” by Kelly Barnhill, wins the 2017 Newbery</b> …

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Is the Age of the Artistic Recluse Over?

IN THE EARLY 1880S, a recent arrival to Amherst, Mass., gossiped in a letter about her neighbor, “a lady whom the people call the Myth. She is a sister of Mr. Dickinson, & seems to be the climax of all the family oddity. She has not been outside of her own house in fifteen years.” The details were …

Literature

The “Inscrutable” Voices of Asian-Anglophone Fiction

The narrator of Weike Wang’s début novel, “Chemistry,” published earlier this year, is an unnamed female chemistry Ph.D. student navigating American academia and modern romance. She is also the daughter of ambitious Chinese parents who immigrated to the United States after the Cultural Revolution. …

Culture

Confucianism in Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki where he lived until he was six years old. His father, an oceanographer, took the family to Britain when he went …

7 Recommended Books That Inspired Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and 5 Other Top CEOs

Are these on your wish list?<p>There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg, about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his …

Self-improvement

A Hogwarts House Reading List: 20 Books for Slytherins

It takes a lot of smarts to achieve your dreams and conquer the world. Slytherins know that better than anybody. And no, not all Slytherins are evil …

Books

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events in Denver This Week

<b>Alex Prud’homme, France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child<br>7p.m., Monday, November 13<br>Tattered Cover <br>2526 East Colfax …

Denver

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich gave birth to a daughter (and opened a bookstore) at a momentous time in our country’s history—2001—and those twin poles of life and …

Literature

The new translation of The Odyssey is the first to be published by a woman

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the best writing on the web about books and related subjects. Here’s the best the internet has to offer for the week of November 5, 2017.<p>The New York Times has …

Literature

November 6 – 10, 2017

• “New Yorkers choose to gather under the banner that says ‘New York’—which is so elastic it really means nothing at all—and that is exactly what I …

Books

10 Lesser-Known Works by Famous Authors to Read Right Now

A Novel<p>While George R.R. Martin is best known for the brutal and epic fantasy found in the <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, Martin has been known to stretch his literary muscle from time to time with brilliant results. <i>The Armageddon Rag</i>, a surreal murder mystery built on the radical history and music …

Culture

Weekend Rec: The Buried Giant by Nobel-Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro

As the weekday doldrums move mercifully toward the (hopefully) carefree hours of the weekend, it is the perfect opportunity to make a dent in that to-be-read pile. What better place to start than with our most recent Nobel laureate in literature, Kazuo Ishiguro? Ishiguro is known for the stunning …

Culture

Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘Write What You Know’ is the Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Heard

Kazuo Ishiguro, author of <i>The Remains of the Day</i>, <i>Never Let Me Go</i>, and most recently <i>The Buried Giant</i>, and oh, also our newest Nobel Laureate in …

Authors

This day in history

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2017. There are 53 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Actor Norman Lloyd is 103. Actress Stephane Audran …

Boston

Sophie Goldstein on Crafting House of Women, an Art Nouveau Sci-Fi Exploration

Although it might seem like there’s a sharp divide between mainstream comics and indie fare, a spate of strong indie work has recently delved into …

What happened to respectful debate in Canada?

<i>Erna Paris's book,</i> Long Shadows: Truth, Lies, and History<i>, was a direct inspiration for the 2008 Government of Canada apology to survivors of the Indian Residential Schools. She is a former Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada.</i><p>Will Trumpism come to Canada? When asked over the past year, I've said …

Canada

Reading List for August to October 2017

Now that November is here, it’s time to look at the reading list from August to October. We have been so busy this fall, so I haven’t really had time …

Agatha Christie

The Evolution of My Bookish Bucket List

In the process of living my 29th year, I’m recognizing a couple things about what it means to be leaving my 20s. First, lots of people still act like …

Bucket Lists

The secret of how to write a bestseller

“There’s no way you can teach this stuff,” he said. “It just cannot be taught. You’ve either got it or not.” Which was ironic, considering that the …

Authors

New Odyssey Translation Is Also A Feminist Milestone

Not only does Emily Wilson’s new edition of Homer’s <i>The Odyssey</i> give the epic a “radically contemporary voice,” it’s also the first time it’s ever been translated into English by a woman. <i>The New York Times</i>‘ interview with Wilson examines the quiet, meditative, and often infuriating work of …

Culture

The 13 Best Book-To-Movie Adaptations On Netflix Right Now

Even the most avid book-lovers sometimes have to set down their latest reads and settle for the next best thing: a book-to-movie adaptations. It's …

Jane Austen

Stephen Colbert’s Fake Theme Park Restaurant Looks Amazing

A delicious satire of the state of intellectual property<p>Taking a cue from Lionsgate, the film studio that’s opening a Times Square dining/theme park complex, Stephen Colbert and the <i>Late Show</i> team announced plans to open a funland based on an even more obscure company: Whitaker Media Rights Holding …

Stephen Colbert

For the Love of Older Characters in Good Books

Whenever I’m asked what inspires me to write, the answer is always that I write what I’d like to read but cannot find. And so it was with my last …

Culture

9 Terrifying Books That Aren’t Shelved as Horror

October is the perfect month for horror! But what if you’ve grown tired of everything the horror shelves have to offer?To satisfy even the most jaded …

Books

Dominic West breathes new life into Nobel winner’s masterpiece | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>The Remains of the Day</b> <i><br>by Kazuo Ishiguro (read by Dominic West)</i><br>Canongate Faber<p>The announcement that Kazuo Ishiguro had won 2017’s Nobel Prize for …

Literature

Andrew Garfield: ‘I am a mongrel. I feel English and I don’t’

The actor, who could pick up an Oscar nomination for his role in Andy Serkis’s ‘Breathe’, on working with Mel Gibson, feeling Jewish, and leaving …

Andrew Garfield

10 BAME authors who should be on every reading list

The Faculty of English at Cambridge University has responded to a student petition asking for the "decolonisation" of reading lists, and for academics to ensure that Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) authors are represented as part of the basic curriculum.<p>With that in mind, here are 10 writers who …

Literature

Grinning Inanity | Discoveries

• Twenty-five years ago, upscale high-street retailer Marks and Spencer invented Percy Pig – the pink, pig-shaped gummy sweet that has since taken the …

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