Nobel Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro Will Publish a New Novel in March 2021 | Prepub Alert

An Artificial Friend and the meaning of love.

Ishiguro, Kazuo. Klara and the Sun. Knopf. Mar. 2021. 304p. ISBN 9780593318171. $27.95. LITERARY/SF & FANTASY
In his first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in 2017, Ishiguro introduces us to Klara—perky, carefully observant, and an Artificial Friend for sale in a store. She longs for a Kazuo Ishigurocustomer to select her, but can she find a sustaining relationship with a human owner? The book publishes both here and in the UK on March 2. Notes Jordan Pavlin, editorial director at Knopf, it “offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?” All in a recognizably Ishiguro-like technologically enhanced context.



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Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Book Review; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president of the National Book Critics Circle, to which she has just been reelected.

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