Sir Kazuo Ishiguro on Self-Censorship

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro on Self-Censorship

“I very much fear for the younger generation of writers,” Sir Kazuo Ishiguro told the BBC.     The 66-year-old author and Nobel prize winner is concerned that writers, especially younger, less-established writers, were self-censoring by avoiding writing from certain viewpoints and characters outside their immediate experiences in an attempt to avoid being “canceled” or “trolled” on the internet. “I think that it is a sad state of affairs,” he adds. His comments come during a time when authors such as Jenine Cummins and Julie Burchill have come under fire for comments they have made. His specific worry is that …

‘Peaky Blinders’ Team Scores TV Rights to Kazuo Ishiguro Book

‘Peaky Blinders’ Team Scores TV Rights to Kazuo Ishiguro Book

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Though he may have just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro might have just reached an even loftier milestone—one of his books is being made into a TV show. Caryn Mandabach Productions, the production company behind Peaky Blinders, has acquired the TV rights for When We Were Orphans.   When We Were Orphans is a detective novel which follows Christopher Banks as he tries to solve the mystery behind his parents’ disappearance when he was growing up in Shanghai. Though Ishiguro has said, “It’s not my best book,” he only has good things to say regarding the …