This year’s Nobel prize for literature has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro.
Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and moved with his family to England when he was five. He is the author of seven novels, four of which have have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize including The Remains of the Day which went on to win the prestigious prize in 1989. Ishiguro is also the writer of short stories, and screenplays.
The Swedish Academy praises Ishiguro, ‘who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world’.