Kazuo Ishiguro Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

October 5, 2017 | Book Buzz

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After 2016's controversial selection of Bob Dylan for the award, the Nobel committee has opted for somewhat safer ground this year, presenting the coveted prize to Kazuo Ishiguro. Ishiguro was born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan but has lived in England since he was five years old, when his father was a researcher at the National Institute of Oceanography in Guildford, Surrey.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Announcing the award, Sara Danius said, "If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell, but you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix. Then you stir, but not too much, then you have his writings."

Selected Novels:

An artist of the floating world The buried giant Never let me go
Remains of the day Unconsoled When we were orphans

An Artist of the Floating World
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The Buried Giant
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CD Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)

Never Let Me Go
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The Remains of the Day
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The Unconsoled
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When We Were Orphans
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CD Talking Book (restricted to Print Disabled patrons)

Photo Credit:  Kazuo Ishiguro By Mariusz Kubik, http://www.mariuszkubik.pl [Attribution, GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

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