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Klara and the Sun wins the 2022 Tournament of Books

3 April 2022

Another gong for Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2021 novel Klara and the Sun, after winning The Morning News 2022 Tournament of Books. Ishiguro’s book went up against No One Is Talking About This, by Patricia Lockwood in the final round, and emerged the victor after winning eleven votes to six.

Running every March, the Tournament of Books is like an elimination contest, and starts with a longlist of fiction titles considered to be “worthy tournament competitors” that is formed in December. From there a shortlist of sixteen, sometimes more, books is produced, before they go head to head against each other, but that’s only a brief outline of how the tournament works.

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Kazuo Ishiguro writing screenplay for Living, based on Ikiru

26 January 2022

British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Klara and the Sun, is writing the screenplay for South African film director Oliver Hermanus‘ new feature, Living, an English language adaptation of Ikiru, the 1952 film by renown late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood are set to star in the lead roles.

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Dymocks 2021 Book of the Year shortlist

10 November 2021

Australian book retailer Dymocks have unveiled the shortlist for their 2021 Book of the Year award. Titles to make the cut include Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty, Who Gets to be Smart by Bri Lee, and one of the inspirations behind the name of this very website, Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro. The winner will be announced later in November.

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