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Kazuo Ishiguro

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer Kazuo Ishiguro.

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the award-winning writer, Kazuo Ishiguro. Titles such as When We Were Orphans, An Artist of the Floating World and the Booker prize-winning The Remains of the Day have made Kazuo Ishiguro a household name all over the world. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Trying To Get To Heaven by Bob Dylan
Book: Collected short stories by Anton Chekhov
Luxury: Big roll of paper

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45 minutes

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Fri 22 Feb 2002 09:00

Music Played

  • Leonard Cohen

    Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

    • Songs of Leonard Cohen.
    • Columbia.
  • Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27/2

    Soloist: Artur Rubinstein

  • Dick Gaughan

    Now Westlin Winds

    • Handful of Earth.
    • Topic.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bob Dylan

      Trying To Get To Heaven

      • Time Out Of Mind.
      • Columbia.
  • Hickory Wind

  • George Gershwin

    They can't take that away from me (from Shall We Dance?)

    Soloist: Stacey Kent

    • Let Yourself Go.
    • Candid.
  • Keith Jarrett Trio

    Blame It On My Youth

    • The Cure.
    • ECM Records.
  • Gillian Welch

    I Am Not Afraid To Die

    • Hell Among The Yearlings.
    • Acony.
  • Book Choice

    • Collected short stories - Anton Chekhov

  • Luxury Choice

    • Big roll of paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Kazuo Ishiguro


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