The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to English author Kazuo Ishiguro on 5 October 2017 for uncovering the abyss beneath the illusory sense of connection with the world in his novels of great emotional force.
Kazuo Ishiguro has been a full-time author ever since his first book A Pale View of Hills that was published in 1982.
About Kazuo Ishiguro
• Born on 8 November 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, Ishiguro graduated in English and Philosophy at the University of Kentand then went on to study Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
• The themes Ishiguro is most associated with are memory, time, and self-delusion which are particularly notable in his most renowned novel The Remains of the Day (1989).
• Ishiguro’s writings are marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression.
• His novel Never Let Me Go (2005) introduced a cold undercurrent of science fiction into his work.
• A striking example of his work is the collection of short stories titled 'Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (2009)' where music plays a pivotal role in depicting the characters’ relationships.
• Apart from English, he has written in various other languages including French, Spanish, Swedish and German.
Who: Kazuo Ishiguro
When: 5 October 2017