Audience with Ishiguro
Friday 24 Oct 2014
and Talented students from Years 11 and 12 at Tupton Hall School got the chance to quiz popular author Kazuo Ishiguro, who wrote Never Let Me Go and won the Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day.
Students were accompanied by Mr Blick and Mr Sketchley to St George's Church at the University of Sheffield, and were joined by undergraduates from the university.
A question and answer session enabled students to contemplate the intentions
of a published author and gain an insight into the process of creative writing
from Ishiguro's perspective.
The impressive venue was the perfect place
for Ishiguro to talk about his dystopian literature and provide an insight into
future plots and characters. It also provided the students with an
opportunity to absorb the atmosphere and culture of university life in
preparation for life after Tupton Hall.
Kazuo Ishiguro concluded the evening by signing a copy of
Never Let Me Go for each of the students, and questioning: “Your school is in
Chesterfield… Have they fixed the crooked spire yet?”
Perhaps the setting for a new novel for Ishiguro, the group