Leading novelist confirmed for event at Edinburgh International Book Festival


One of the world’s leading novelists is set to make an appearance at he Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss his new novel.


Award winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro, will attend an event at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on 5 March to talk about his latest book, ‘The Buried Giant’.


The book tells the story of a couple who set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.


Pictured: Kazuo Ishiguro




Japanese born Ishiguro won the the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for his third novel ‘The Remains of the Day’, which was also adapted into a successful 1993 film starring Christopher Reeve and Anthony Hopkins.


Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, said “We are thrilled and proud to welcome Kazuo Ishiguro back to the city to talk about his first novel in a decade.


“This new book is something to be celebrated: Ishiguro has produced a gripping tale which is also profoundly moving – a novel set in another era that feels highly relevant to the world we live in today. It is an honour to welcome this master of the storytelling art back to Edinburgh.”


The Buried Giant
The latest book in his highly successful career


Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the OBE in 1995 for services to literature and his seven previous books have won him international recognition while being translated into over forty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have each sold in excess of 1,000,000 copies in Faber editions alone, and both were adapted into highly acclaimed films.


The award-winning author was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on 8 November 1954. He came to Britain in 1960 when his father began research at the National Institute of Oceanography, and was educated at a grammar school for boys in Surrey.


Ishiguro’s appearance is part of a wide-ranging programme of literature events and activities from the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The series, which will be taking place across the country, focuses on instilling a love of books and an enjoyment and is funded by generous support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest public celebration of books in the world, with 800 authors from over 40 different countries appearing in around 750 events every August. The 2015 Festival will run from 15 to 31 August and full programme details will be announced in June 2015.


Kazuo Ishiguro will be speaking at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh on Thursday 5 March at 5.15pm. Tickets, priced at £12 (£10 concession) are available from the Lyceum Box Office onhttps://bookings.lyceum.org.uk or 0131 248 4848 which is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.