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Bodley Lecture and Award of Bodley Medal SOLD OUT

Kazuo Ishiguro Interviewed by Richard Ovenden

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

6:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sir Kazuo Ishiguro talks about his life and work, in conversation with Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden, and receives the Bodley Medal – awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active including literature, culture, science and communication.

Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature when the Swedish Academy described him as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.  He has been nominated for the Booker Prize four times, winning it once for The Remains of the Day, and has won many other domestic and international literary prizes. Both The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have sold more than 1,000,000 copies and been turned into highly acclaimed films. Altogether, he has written seven novels, including his most recent The Buried Giant, and his work has been translated into more than 40 languages.

Following this event, Ishiguro will be presented with the Bodley Medal, the highest honour of the Bodleian Libraries. Previous recipients include Peter Carey, Hilary Mantel, Nicholas Hytner, Ian McEwan, Professor Mary Beard, William Boyd and Claire Tomalin.

Presented by the Bodleian Libraries.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden