Japanese born British author Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature which was announced on Thursday. The 62-year-old author was born in Nagasaki and his family moved to the UK when he was five.
He wrote his first novel in 1982, and went on to write six more novels and a few short stories as well. He is also been credited for writing screenplays for movies and TV shows. Ishiguro has been one of the finest contemporary fiction writers and has received four Man Booker Prize nominations.
One of his best works has been ‘Remains of the Day’ which was published in 1989. The novel was hugely successful and even won him the Man Booker Prize. The novel was later made into a movie in 1993 with Anthony Hopkins in the lead which went on to be nominated for eight Academy Awards, as reported by AP.
One of his recent works “Never Let Me Go” which was published in 2005 is also one of his best selling novels. The Time magazine had named it as the best novel of 2005 and had included the novel in its 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, as reported by Reuters.
Ishiguro’s seventh and latest novel ‘The Buried Giant’ was published in 2015. ‘Memory, time and self-delusion’ are recurring themes in almost all of his novels.