Taipei book exhibition to feature Nobel laureate

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Taipei Times
Date: Dec 31, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taipei Book Fair Foundation director Wang Hsiu-yin, second left, and other organizers of next month’s Taipei International Book Exhibition promote the show at a news conference in Taipei on Tuesday.
Photo: CNA

Nobel Prize in Literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro and Stephenie Meyer, author of the famed Twilight series, are to hold virtual talks at the Taipei International Book Exhibition next month, the event’s organizers said yesterday.

The two writers are among the 46 international authors who are to address audiences via videoconferencing or prerecorded speeches, Taipei Book Fair Foundation director Wang Hsiu-yin (王秀銀) said.

In a prerecorded video Meyer would on Jan. 31 discuss her new book Midnight Sun, which tells the love story of the two main characters in the series from the male perspective, Wang said at a news conference.

Meanwhile, 2017 Nobel laureate Ishiguro, whose bestselling books include The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, would also appear in a prerecorded video address, Wang said, adding that the author is slated to speak on Jan. 30 on the subject “Creating with Humanity.”

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