Stockholm: Kazoo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born, British novelist has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2017. The Swedish academy praised Ishiguro as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
Ishiguro has published seven novels between 1982 and 2015, and collected the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for his third novel, Remains of the Day. His most recent novel, The Buried Giant, explores how memory relates to oblivion and the relationship between fantasy and reality.
His most famous novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were adapted into highly acclaimed films. He was made an OBE in 1995. The 62-year-old writer said the award was “flabbergastingly flattering.