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Ishiguro “Very Touched” by Japanese Reaction to Nobel Win (News)

London, Dec. 6 (Jiji Press)—Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, said Wednesday he has been happy to know that people in Japan congratulated him on getting the honor. Kazuo Ishiguro talks to the press in Stockholm on December 6, 2017, a few days before the Nobel Prize award ceremony. (© Jiji) "I've been very the emotion …

Japanese-Born British Author Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature (News)

London, Oct. 5 (Jiji Press)—The Swedish Academy said Thursday that it has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017 to Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro. Kazuo Ishiguro speaking in Tokyo in June 2015. (©Jiji) The academy said that Ishiguro, 62, is an author "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with…

Kazuo Ishiguro, Memory, and JapanRichard Medhurst

In March 2015, Kazuo Ishiguro once again came under the spotlight as he published his first new novel for a decade, The Buried Giant. Born in Nagasaki but brought up in England, the writer has been influenced by his Japanese background in various ways through his career, though sometimes in an indirect manner. Growing up, Kazuo Ishiguro’s image of Japan was shaped by “very distorted, very color…

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