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.

Ishiguro received the 1989 Man Booker prize for his third novel The Remains of the Day.


Average rating: 3.83 · 309,674 ratings · 22,577 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Never Let Me Go
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 200,165 ratings — published 2005 — 112 editions
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The Remains of the Day
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 76,048 ratings — published 1988 — 132 editions
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When We Were Orphans
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 10,897 ratings — published 2000 — 55 editions
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An Artist of the Floating W...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 7,056 ratings — published 1986 — 50 editions
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A Pale View of Hills
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 6,546 ratings — published 1982 — 49 editions
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Nocturnes: Five Stories of ...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 7,000 ratings — published 2009 — 55 editions
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The Unconsoled
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 4,583 ratings — published 1995 — 45 editions
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A Village After Dark
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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The Buried Giant
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — expected publication 2015 — 5 editions
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 12 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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