Kazuo Ishiguro





Kazuo Ishiguro

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born
in Nagasaki, Japan
November 08, 1954

gender
male

genre

influences


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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. His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from 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 fouth novel, The Unconsoled won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize.
His novels: An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go(2005)...more


Average rating: 3.83 · 320,178 ratings · 23,231 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
Never Let Me Go
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 204,963 ratings — published 2005 — 112 editions
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The Remains of the Day
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 77,343 ratings — published 1988 — 133 editions
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When We Were Orphans
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 11,143 ratings — published 2000 — 55 editions
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An Artist of the Floating W...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,289 ratings — published 1986 — 49 editions
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A Pale View of Hills
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 6,797 ratings — published 1982 — 49 editions
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Nocturnes: Five Stories of ...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 7,164 ratings — published 2009 — 57 editions
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The Unconsoled
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 4,691 ratings — published 1995 — 45 editions
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A Village After Dark
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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An Artist of the Floating W...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 79 ratings
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1981
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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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