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Kazuo Ishiguro

Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
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Net worth 2018: $9 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Nagasaki, Japan
Country: British
BirthDay: 8 November 1954
Education: University of Kent, University of East Anglia
BIOGRAPHY

Kazuo Ishiguro was bornon 8 November 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, British, is Nobel Prize Winner in Literature. Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-born British novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017. He has been nominated for the 'Booker Prize' multiple times, winning it for 'The Remains of the Day' in 1989. He was only five when his parents moved to England, but had vivid images of an imaginary Japan around which he often builds his stories. His parents also took the responsibility of making young Kazuo aware of his Japanese roots. While he has little familiarity with Japanese fiction, he was slightly influenced by the writings of Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, and to a greater extent by films by Yasujirō Ozu and Mikio Naruse. Most of his novels are set in the backdrop of World War II, and are marked by his almost lyrical description of regret fused with optimism. All his novels, except 'The Buried Giant', are narrated in the first-person style, and his protagonists often exhibit human failings. He has been very vocal about the political turmoil in the recent times, expressing his fears for Britain after Brexit, and in his Noble acceptance speech, he said that he hopes to create a "positive atmosphere at a very uncertain time" through his works.

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2005

His 2005 novel, 'Never Let Me Go', has also earned him many awards and accolades, and was adapted into a film, a stage play and a TV show

1986

They got married in 1986 and have a daughter named Naomi

1983

When Kazuo Ishiguro was 15, his father turned down a post at a Tokyo university to stay in England, following which Kazuo Ishiguro formally became a British citizen in 1983

1978

In 1978, he completed his graduation from Kent University with a bachelor's degree in English and Philosophy

1973

After finishing his school education in 1973, he travelled through the United States and Canada, and acted as a grouse beater for the Queen Mother in Balmoral

1954

Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan, to Shizuo Ishiguro and his wife Shizuko

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