Exclusive virtual book signing with Kazuo Ishiguro
To celebrate the publication of Klara and the Sun, the first novel from Kazuo Ishiguro since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Waterstones are proud to present a unique opportunity to meet the author for a virtual signing
Monday 1st March, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
- Book signing
- Online event
About the Event
To celebrate the publication of Klara and the Sun, the first novel from Kazuo Ishiguro since he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Waterstones are proud to present a unique opportunity to meet the author for a virtual signing, with personal dedications, and to hear a special reading from the new book.
The novel tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behaviour 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, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.
A thrilling feat of world-building, a novel of exquisite tenderness and impeccable restraint, Klara and the Sun is a magnificent achievement, and an international literary event.
Please note that tickets for this event require a UK postal address. Please do not purchase a ticket if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted via Royal Mail after the event.
This event begins on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.
The event continues on Streamyard which works on Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Opera. Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
Terms & Conditions
- Tickets allow you access to a virtual signing with Kazuo Ishiguro and are sold on first-come first-served basis on completion of registration and payment
- There are 100 places available. One ticket and one book per customer
- Tickets cannot be resold or transferred. Any tickets advertised for resale will be voided. Waterstones reserves the right to refuse admission
- Any unacceptable behaviour during the signing may result in expulsion from the event
- You will have an opportunity to speak with Kazuo Ishiguro ahead of the publication of his new novel Klara and the Sun and receive a personalised signed book
- You will have roughly one minute to speak with Kazuo Ishiguro and are welcome to screengrab a 'selfie' with the author
- The event will be recorded. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed/filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials
- Books will be posted after the event via Royal Mail
- If no dedication is specified, ticket holders will receive a plain signed edition.
- Ticket holders will be sent a link to join the event waiting room. Here they will be able to view an exclusive recording of Kazuo Ishiguro reading from Klara and the Sun
- Ticket holders will be prompted to join Ishiguro via a personalised link. As with in-person signings, please do expect an element of waiting
- Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter
About the Book
AVAILABLE TO PREORDER NOW From the bestselling and Booker Prize winning author of Never Let me Go and The Remains of the Day, a stunning new novel - his first since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature - that asks, what does it mean to love?