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NYU Reads

A selection of resources for engaging with the NYU Reads books.


A purple background.  From the left, a NYU Reads written in a red banner hanging from the top and the cover of the book entitled Klara and the Sun.

This LibGuide aims to provide guidance, resources, and NYU Libraries' knowledge to engage with this year's NYU Reads book, Klara and the Sun, written by Kazuo Ishiguro, and published by First Vintage International Edition (March 2022).   

The story centers on the protagonist, Klara, an Artificial Friend (AF) of Josie, who is an adolescent with a chronic illness.  Their friendship and their respective interactions with other characters build a story exploring many themes in what may be described as a dystopian world, but one full of hope and desire for connection.  The themes touched upon in the book are salient to our world.

For a more detailed summary, please visit NYU's College of Arts and Science's reading guide for Klara and the Sun.

About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro headshot.Klara and the Sun was long-listed for both the 2021 Booker Prize and the 2022 Carnegie Medal in Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2022 Prometheus Award. Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017.  Learn more about Kazuo Ishiguro.  

Kazuo Ishiguro will be participating in an NYU Zoom author event on Thursday, September 29, 12:30-1:30pm.