Fiction - novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer.
Born: November 08, 1954 (age 62, 2016), Nagasaki, Japan
Ishiguro has been married to Lorna MacDougall, a social worker, since 1986.
The couple live in London with their daughter Naomi.
His family (including his two sisters) left Japan and moved to Guildford, Surrey in 1960 when he was five, as his father was invited for research at the National Institute of Oceanography.
He became a British citizen in 1983.
- Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize (1982) A Pale View of Hills
- Whitbread Prize (1986) for An Artist of the Floating Worls
- Booker Prize (1989) The Remains of the Day
- Order of the British Empire (1995)
- Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998)
- Nobel Prize in Literature (2017)
Kazuo Ishiguro's books:
Steven > Books I have read *
He has written eight books,
which have been translated
into over 40 languages.
1 - A Pale View of Hills (1982)*
2 - An Artist of the Floating World (1986)
3 - The Remains of the Day (1989)
4 - The Unconsoled (1995)
5 - When We Were Orphans (2000)
6 - Never Let Me Go (2005)
7 - The Buried Giant (2015)
8 - Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (2009)
1 - "A Strange and Sometimes Sadness", "Waiting for J" and "Getting Poisoned" (in Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers, 1981)
2 - "A Family Supper" (in Firebird 2: Writing Today, 1983)
3 - "The Summer After the War" (in Granta 7, 1983)
4 - "October 1948" (in Granta 17, 1985)
5 - "A Village After Dark" (in The New Yorker, 2001)
6 - "Crooner", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Malvern Hills", "Nocturne" and "Cellists" (in Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, 2009)
His first book "A Pale View of Hills" published in 1982.
He picked up the "Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize" the same year.
*Jacquetta of Luxembourg.
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My friend Kazuo Ishiguro: ‘an artist without ego, with deeply held beliefs’
- Interview by Robert McCrum - published on Sunday October 08, 2017
The Nobel comes with a prize of nine million kronor (£844,000, $1.1m). (2017)
"I am a writer who wishes to write international novels. What is an 'international' novel? I believe it to be one, quite simply, that contains a vision of life that is of importance to people of varied backgrounds around the world. It may concern characters who jet across continents, but may just as easily be set firmly in one small locality." - Kazuo Ishiguro