Kazuo Ishiguro


Born
in Nagasaki, Japan
November 08, 1954

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Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒 一雄) is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017). His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. He now lives in London.

His first novel, A Pale View of Hills, won the 1982 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World, won the 1986 Whitbread Prize. Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day. His fourth novel, The Unconsoled, won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Giant, a New York Times
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Average rating: 3.83 · 682,532 ratings · 53,349 reviews · 42 distinct worksSimilar authors
Never Let Me Go

3.81 avg rating — 386,718 ratings — published 2005 — 208 editions
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The Remains of the Day

4.11 avg rating — 160,871 ratings — published 1989 — 232 editions
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The Buried Giant

3.47 avg rating — 54,808 ratings — published 2015 — 104 editions
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When We Were Orphans

3.47 avg rating — 21,986 ratings — published 2000 — 100 editions
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An Artist of the Floating W...

3.75 avg rating — 17,510 ratings — published 1986 — 90 editions
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A Pale View of Hills

3.73 avg rating — 14,934 ratings — published 1982 — 81 editions
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Nocturnes: Five Stories of ...

3.44 avg rating — 14,744 ratings — published 2009 — 96 editions
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The Unconsoled

3.53 avg rating — 8,610 ratings — published 1995 — 74 editions
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A Village After Dark

3.72 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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My Twentieth Century Evenin...

4.23 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 2017 — 16 editions
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"An elderly couple eludes ogres, dragons, and peculiar memory loss on a journey through medieval Britain in The Buried Giant, new from the author of Never Let Me Go." ...More

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“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart. That's how it is with us. It's a shame, Kath, because we've loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can't stay together forever.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

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