Hope and a Bit of Advice

Kazuo Ishiguro receiving his Nobel Prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2017.
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The state of the world has been so depressing these past weeks that it’s difficult to think anything matters, including discussion of writers and writing. But I have an article deadline this week, and in the process of writing that article, I keep going back to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize lecture. It’s not only full of hope, but he gives some excellent writing advice as well.

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, or if you are feeling hopeless, don’t delay.