So in place of Funky Cover Friday this week, I want to share with you some of the pictures I took at the book launch for Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant that took place at the Toronto Reference Library earlier this week. It was a sold out event and it’s no wonder why. Kazuo is a talented author and an incredibly well-read, well-spoken, fascinating man. He spoke a lot about memory in his on-stage interview. Memory is a concept close to his heart and it’s something he’s clearly passionate about. It features in many of his stories as he often poses the question: is it better to remember so the awful past doesn’t come back to haunt us, or is it better to forget and risk damning ourselves over again. His talk was absolutely fantastic.
Take a look at my night:
We each had our copies of Kazuo’s latest book, The Buried Giant, ready to be signed.
Yup! Sold out show!
After reading from the first chapter of his book, Kazuo spoke in an interview and answered some audience questions.
We got to meet Kazuo on our way out! Here, myself and my bestie Elizabeth (that friend who’s always telling me what to read! And a fellow book clubber.) pose with a very thoughtful looking Kazuo.
Finally, here is the signature of this amazing artist. So glad we got a chance to do this!