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Renowned British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

Aired on Wednesday, December 4th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is the Japanese-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the leading novelists of his generation, whose works have been translated into 28 languages, and who's also the recipient of the 2013 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award (which is bestowed annually by the Tulsa Library Trust). Ishiguro joins us today by phone; he won the 1989 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his masterful novel, "The Remains of the Day," and his other novels include "A Pale View of Hills," "An Artist of the Floating World," "The Unconsoled," "When We Were Orphans," and "Never Let Me Go." He is also the author of a short-story collection, "Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall." Ishiguro, who speaks with us about certain key themes and ongoing ideas from throughout his literary output, will appear at a free-to-the-public presentation / reading / book signing on Saturday the 7th at 10:30am here in Tulsa, at the Hardesty Regional Library (at 8316 E. 93rd Street). More information about this upcoming event can be accessed at this PDF from the TCCL website.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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