Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

Literary Fiction of the Year by Katy Guest : 'All this to savour'

Speaking at The Independent Bath Literature Festival earlier this year, Kazuo Ishiguro declared himself “on the side of the ogres”. He said: “I was taken aback to find there was this much prejudice against the fantasy genre ... I didn’t realise ogres and dragons would be such a problem.” I confess, when I picked up The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, £20) a year ago, I was nervous.

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