Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
The Japanese-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday
(5th October, 2017)
About Kazuo Ishiguro
Ishiguro was born in 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, he moved to Britain with his family when he was five years old, only returning to visit Japan as an adult.
Ishiguro’s win will be viewed by many in the publishing world as a relatively safe choice by the academy after last year, in one of the most surprising decisions in the prize’s history,
The 2016 literature prize went to American songwriter , singer and poet Bob Dylan.
The Swedish Academy said Dylan won “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” However, the decision sparked lengthy discussion, including from Dylan.himself, about whether song lyrics should be eligible.
Kazuo Ishiguro works
In Ishiguro’s most recent work, The Buried Giant (2015), an elderly couple go on a
road trip through an archaic English landscape, hoping to reunite with their adult son, whom they have not seen for years.
Other novels such as A Pale View of Hills (1982), The Remains of the Day (1989) and Never Let Me Go (2005), wins $1.1 million.