Shaffer Publishes Book on Author Kazuo Ishiguro
Publication Date: 4/15/2008
Brian Shaffer, professor of English and dean of academic affairs for faculty development at Rhodes, recently had his sixth book, Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro, published by the University Press of Mississippi.
Conversations with Kazuo Ishiguro, co-edited with Cynthia F. Wong, collects 19 interviews with the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day. Taken together, these interviews address the entirety of this literary artist’s career, affording admirers of Ishiguro a vivid portrait of the sources, authorial motivations, cultural contexts, and influences behind his award-winning novels.
At Rhodes, Professor Shaffer teaches classes in Twentieth-century British literature and the modern novel. He is the author of The Blinding Torch: Modern British Fiction and the Discourse of Civilization (1993), Reading the Novel in English 1950-2000 (2006), and has written numerous articles on the works of Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Malcolm Lowry, and Virginia Woolf.