Writers’ indignation: Kazuo Ishiguro rejects claims of genre snobbery
Author Kazuo Ishiguro
has hit back at accusations of genre-based snobbery surrounding his new
novel The Buried Giant, which is set in a semi-mythical Britain
inhabited by ogres, pixies and dragons.
At a Guardian event
held at the Royal Institution in London on Sunday, Ishiguro said that
veteran author Ursula K. Le Guin was “a little bit hasty in nominating
me as the latest enemy for her own agenda,” after she had written a blog
post accusing him of “despising” the fantasy genre.