Finding a novel’s central conflict by accident

Kazuo Ishiguro reveals that while he’d been working on the novel since 1990, he didn’t know exactly what terrible fate would befall the students in Never Let Me Go until five years ago, when he “was listening to an argument on the radio about advances in biotechnology.”


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