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Kazuo Ishiguro’s next novel, Klara and the Sun, is coming in March.

Emily Temple

June 16, 2020, 9:18am

Fans of dystopias and good writing rejoice: Today, Knopf announced that it will publish Kazuo Ishiguro’s next novel—his first since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature—on March 2, 2021. Here’s an early description from Knopf:

The novel tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her.

Klara and the Sun is an astonishment,” said Jordan Pavlin, Editorial Director at Knopf, in a press release. “It is a thrilling book that offers a look at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and one that explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?”

While you wait, why not pick up a few writing tips from the man himself, or learn about his dream techniques, or just read a profile of Ishiguro by our own John Freeman?

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