Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature


British writer, Kazuo Ishiguro was on Friday announced as the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement took place in Sweden.
The 64 years old Japan-born writer who moved to England at 5 is the author of seven novels, as well as the collection ‘Nocturnes: Five stories of Music and Nightfall’.
The Swedish Academy said Ishiguro has uncovered the abyss beneath the illusory sense of the world. ‘If you X mix Jane Austen and Kata, you have Ishiguro’s work. He’s a writer of great integrity. He doesn’t look to the side;  he’s developed an aesthetic universe all his own’. Says the Academy.
Ishiguro is best known for his novels ‘The Remains of the Day’, ‘Never Let Me Go’, and his most recent work,  ‘The Buried Giant’. Ishiguro has won several other notable awards ranging from Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize (1982), Whiteness Prize (1986), Booker Prize (1989), to Order of the British Empire (1995).
The Literature award is the fourth of this month’s Nobel Prizes to be announced, following that of Physiology and Medicine,  Physics and that of Chemistry.