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country of citizenship:
United Kingdom, Japan
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Kent, University of East Anglia, Woking County Grammar School for Boys
occupation: novelist, writer, screenwriter, author, science fiction writer, lyricist, songwriter
award received: Costa Book Awards, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Booker Prize, Helmerich Award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Nobel Prize in Literature, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Bodley Medal
influenced by: Margaret Atwood, Marcel Proust, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro ; born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter, and short-story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and moved to the United Kingdom in 1960 when he was five.
Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world. He has received four Man Booker Prize nominations and 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.
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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