Kazuo Ishiguro


Born
in Nagasaki, Japan
November 08, 1954

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ or 石黒 一雄), OBE, FRSA, FRSL is a British novelist of Japanese origin and Nobel Laureate in Literature (2017). His family moved to England in 1960. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the 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 fourth novel, The Unconsoled, won the 1995 Cheltenham Prize. His latest novel is The Buried Gia
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Never Let Me Go

3.82 avg rating — 446,071 ratings — published 2005 — 226 editions
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The Remains of the Day

4.12 avg rating — 190,326 ratings — published 1989 — 260 editions
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The Buried Giant

3.51 avg rating — 67,153 ratings — published 2015 — 118 editions
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When We Were Orphans

3.49 avg rating — 26,023 ratings — published 2000 — 111 editions
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An Artist of the Floating W...

3.76 avg rating — 21,598 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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A Pale View of Hills

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Nocturnes: Five Stories of ...

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The Unconsoled

3.54 avg rating — 10,046 ratings — published 1995 — 84 editions
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Come Rain or Come Shine

3.66 avg rating — 830 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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My Twentieth Century Evenin...

4.20 avg rating — 745 ratings — published 2017 — 17 editions
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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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