March 10, 2021: Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro with Westworld’s Lisa Joy

Writers Bloc and Skirball Cultural Center Present 

Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro

with Westworld’s Lisa Joy

in partnership with Skylight Books and

Tattered Cover Bookstore

Only accessible with the purchase of Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun from either Skylight Books OR Tattered Cover Bookstore. You only have to purchase one (1) copy of the book. But it must be purchased from Skylight or Tattered Cover. Book purchase is required for the link to the livestream. You will receive the link to the livestream two (2) days before the event via email from Writers Bloc Presents. We have a limited number of signed plates.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

12:00PM PST

Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, seduces us with his storytelling. His novels (The Remains of the Day; Never Let Me Go; and others) draw us in and we are powerless to leave the page. His novels are deceptive–while he lulls us into his gorgeous and straightforward prose, he presents us with profound observations of human behavior, and explorations of love, duty, and identity. In his new novel, Klara and the Sun, Ishiguro introduces us to Klara, an artificial object who watches the world from her perch in a shop. She watches the comings and goings of those who enter the shop, and those who merely pass by. She hopes that someone will choose her. and that she can be loved. Magnificent.

In conversation with Lisa Joy. Lisa Joy is one of the creators and writers of the acclaimed HBO series, Westworld. A dystopic genre-bending series, Westworld explores the fraught relationship between humans and human-looking robots at an amusement park. What happens when artificial intelligence interferes with the people who employ them? What happens when artificial intelligence breaks its own boundaries and those robots start to feel, to love, to cause harm? Westworld has won countless prestigious awards.

There is a limited number of signed book plates. We urge you to purchase your book right away from either Skylight Books or Tattered Cover. Book purchase is required for the link to the livestream. You will receive the link to the livestream two days before the event.