Audience with Ishiguro

Audience with Ishiguro

 

Gifted 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 mused...