Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro in Stockholm in December 2017
Ishiguro in Stockholm in December 2017
Native name
石黒 一雄
Born (1954-11-08) 8 November 1954 (age 69)
Nagasaki, Japan
  • Novelist
  • short story writer
  • screenwriter
  • columnist
  • songwriter
ResidenceLondon, England
CitizenshipJapan (until 1983)
United Kingdom (since 1983)
Notable works
Notable awards
Lorna MacDougall (m. 1986)
ChildrenNaomi Ishiguro (b. 1992)

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro OBE (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist of Japanese origin.[1] He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.[2] He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five.

His novels include An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005). He won the Booker Prize for his 1989 novel The Remains of the Day. The Remains of the Day was later adapted as a movie. The movie came out in 1993. It starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards. He was knighted in 2018.

Novels[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kazuo Ishiguro". Faber and Faber. Archived from the original on 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 – Press Release". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2017-10-05.