Books by Kazuo Ishiguro
NPR stories about Kazuo Ishiguro
It's fall, and the mood has turned from silly to serious. In keeping with the buttoned-up season, author Martha Southgate lists her favorite books full of fastidious fellows. They might be fussy, but she knows deep down, they're a whole lot of fun.
Music infuses veteran novelist Kazuo Ishiguro's first collection of short stories and award-winning author Connie Willis views London's Blitz during WWII from the distant future while Alain de Botton watches the world pass by at Heathrow Airport — and more.
Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan lists her favorite books of 2005, including novels by Mary Gaitskill and Kazuo Ishiguro, and memoirs by Joan Didion and J.R. Moehringer.
Day to Day book editor Karen Grigsby Bates bolsters her on-air summer reading recommendations with this extended list.
Ishiguro, born in Great Britain, is a master of the very English genre of quiet desperation. Never Let Me Go, is a deceptively simple tale set in a bucolic private school that eventually reveals its horrible secret.