[VIRTUAL] PEN OUT LOUD X ASIAN AMERICAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP: KAZUO ISHIGURO WITH JIA TOLENTINO

Fellows Event

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro joins PEN Out Loud and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to commemorate Klara and the Sun, his first novel since being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A gripping, genre-bending story featuring Ishiguro’s characteristic restraint, the novel examines Klara, “an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities” who yearns to be the perfect companion for her future owner. Ishiguro will be joined in conversation with essayist and The New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino to discuss the narrative’s themes of service, sacrifice, and what it means to love.

Pen America, 588 Broadway, New York, NY 10012, USA
Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Jia Tolentino

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2018