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Kazuo Ishiguro


Japan (1954 - )

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain in 1960. He attended the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of East Anglia. He now lives in London.

Kazuo Ishiguro is the author of six novels, A Pale View of Hills (1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Primio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize), The Unconsoled (1995, winner of the Cheltenham Prize), When We Were Orphans (2000, shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize), and a book of stories, Nocturnes (2009). He received an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995, and the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1998.
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1986) : An Artist of the Floating World
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1986) : An Artist of the Floating World
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1989) : The Remains of the Day
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Unconsoled
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : When We Were Orphans
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : When We Were Orphans
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : Never Let Me Go
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : Never Let Me Go
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2006) : Never Let Me Go
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (2016) : The Buried Giant
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Buried Giant
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (2017)