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.