Ishiguro plans seven-city tour for The Buried Giant

Ishiguro plans seven-city tour for The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro will travel around the country on a seven-city tour to promote his new novel, The Buried Giant, 10 years after the publication of his last novel, Never Let Me Go.

The tour will kick off in London with a launch event at Waterstones Piccadilly on 2nd March where the book will be available to readers for the first time, ahead of its publication on 3rd March. The next event will be at Manchester Central Library on 4th March, held in association with Waterstones Manchester. On 5th March, the author will be at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, before appearing at the Independent Bath Literature Festival on 6th March.

He will then return to London for a Guardian Live event, in conversation with Claire Armistead, before three more appearances, at Ely Cathedral in association with Topping Books, in Nottingham in association with Waterstones, and finally at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on 12th March.

Publishers Faber said the the audience would receive special goody bags and refreshments. The Buried Giant is set in a semi-mythical Iron Age Britian, and follows two eldery people on a journey to find their son. The Bookseller's features and insight editor Tom Tivnan said in an interview with Ishiguro that the book was "a fine balancing act: on one level The Buried Giant is an accessible, picaresque romp that bursts with humour and humanity; on the other it is a rather challenging reflection, not just on society but on ageing and loss too."