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Kazuo Ishiguro

British author

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, (born 8 November 1954) is a Nobel Prize-winning British novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to the UK in 1960 when he was five. Ishiguro graduated from the University of Kent with a bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy in 1978 and gained his master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. Ishiguro is considered one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and having won the award in 1989, for his novel The Remains of the Day. Ishiguro's 2005 novel, Never Let Me Go, was named by Time as the best novel of the year, and was included in the magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005. Growing up in a Japanese family in the UK was crucial to his writing, as it enabled him, he says, to see things from a different perspective to that of many of his British peers. His seventh novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015. In 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded Ishiguro the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world". Ishiguro was knighted in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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works

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Malvern Hills

short story by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

When We Were Orphans

novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

2000

Never Let Me Go

science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

2005

An Artist of the Floating World

novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

1986

A Pale View of Hills

novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

1982

Nocturnes

book by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

2009

The Unconsoled

novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

1995

The Buried Giant

novel by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

2015

Crooner

short story by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

2009

Come Rain or Come Shine

short story by Kazuo Ishiguro

author: Kazuo Ishiguro

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