The Edinburgh International Book Festival, which hosts the Scottish capital’s key literary event of the year every August, has further expanded its program of all-year outreach events with the announcement of a special spring event starring renowned Anglo-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. The event, to be held at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre on Thursday March 5th, 2015, presented in association with Ishiguro’s Faber & Faber and supported by the recent grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery, “will see the celebrated author discuss his highly anticipated stunning new work, The Buried Giant,” his first new novel for ten years.
“We are thrilled and proud to welcome Kazuo Ishiguro back to the city to talk about his first novel in a decade,” said Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. “It is an honour to welcome this master of the storytelling art back to Edinburgh.”
The event augurs well for the “wide-ranging programme of exciting literature events and activities from the Edinburgh International Book Festival” made possible by the new People’s Postcode Lottery grant. “The series, which will be taking place across the country, focuses on instilling a love of books and an enjoyment of reading for all levels of ability, all ages and all communities,” according to the Festival site.