Sir Kazuo will receive Bodleian Libraries' highest honour on 3 April 2019 at the Oxford Literary Festival.
3 December 2018
The Bodleian Libraries will present novelist Sir Kazuo Ishiguro with the Bodley Medal, the Libraries' highest honour. Sir Kazuo will receive the award at the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival on 3 April 2019, when he will deliver the annual Bodley Lecture.
The Bodley Medal is awarded by the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active including literature, culture, science and communication. Past winners include biographer Claire Tomalin, novelist and screenwriter William Boyd, classicist Mary Beard, physicist Stephen Hawking, film director Nicholas Hytner, novelist Hilary Mantel, the late poet Seamus Heaney, writer and actor Alan Bennett and inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Sir Kazuo will appear in conversation with Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, at 6pm on 3 April 2019, at the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, as part of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival. Following the event, Ovenden will present him with the Bodley Medal.
The Bodleian Libraries is a cultural partner of the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, which runs from Saturday 30 March to Sunday 7 April