WOW! 35 author talks available NOW (& streamable anytime) as our 2021 National Book Festival gets underway! Watch conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro, Kacen Callender, Lupita Nyong'o, Isabel Wilkerson, Christopher Paolini, Martha Wells & more: #NatBookFest
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'
This morning we launched the construction of the 80km Chida - Jimma rd which crosses Jimma zone and ends in Konta special woreda. Budgeted at 2.4bil birr through cooperation of federal gov, JICA & AfDB, this road will support dev’t efforts initiated through ‘Dine for Ethiopia.’
KAZUO UMEZU. Japan. Grandmaster of Japanese horror. Always dressed in Waldo-like stripes. A singular evil genius.
“Somewhere in the back of my mind, I’m still a singer-songwriter.” Did you know that Kazuo Ishiguro wrote songs for jazz singer Stacey Kent? Hear him talk about his journey from guitars to novels – and how he was influenced by fellow Literature Laureate, Bob Dylan. #JazzDay
“I’ve sometimes abandoned whole projects because she’s said: ‘No, this won’t do’!” Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, born #OTD in 1954, on the "very deep influence" his wife Lorna has had on his work.
Kazuo Ishiguro: 'AI, gene-editing, big data ... I worry we are not in control of these things any more'
Announcing the new novel from Nobel Prize Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun. Klara, an Artificial Friend, remains hopeful a customer will choose her, but she is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. 2 March 2021 #KlaraAndTheSun