Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Japanese-English author Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the award committee announced on their Twitter page Thursday.

The Nobel Prize committee, based in Sweden, referred to Ishiguro’s works as uncovering “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.”

The 61-year-old writer, who moved to Britain from Japan when he was five years old, is best known for “The Remains of the Day”, which won the Man Booker prize in 1989, and saw Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins starring in a film adaptation. Ishiguro is also known for “Never Let Me Go”, a 2005 dystopian novel centering on three English schoolchildren.

Ishiguro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy at the University of Kent in England in 1978, and studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia before publishing his first novel, A Pale View of Hills in 1982.

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