Nobel Laureates in Literature, up to Kazuo Ishiguro

When: 05/19/2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Indy’s own “Reading Our Region” columnist Joan Baum will be discussing “Nobel Laureates in Literature, up to Kazuo Ishiguro,” at East Hampton Library from 5 to 7 PM. Kazuo Ishiguro, an English novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer born in Japan, won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. His contrasting predecessor, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, won the same award in 2016. The stark difference begs the question, what does it mean to win a literary award? The group will ponder what they have in common along with asking, what is a Nobel designed to do? What is its mission? Each guest will receive a list of all winners of The Nobel Prize in Literature from its origins in 1901 through today, to see how many of these names the audience actually knows. To register, call 631-324-0222 ext 3.