A Family Supper

Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing is reminiscent of the American author Ernest Hemingway, who used very few words to tell stories of great depth. The short story in your textbook is a simple tale of a homecoming – but beneath this deceptively plain surface much, much more is going on. Hemingway called this the “iceberg principle” of writing.


Read the short story on p. 116 and work with the tasks in the textbook and below.

Kazuo Ishiguro on Brexit: "The nation is very bitterly divided"

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro speaks about his concerns for post-Brexit Britain on BBC Newsnight.