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date: 25 September 2023

Ishiguro, Sir Kazuo free

Ishiguro, Sir Kazuo free

Kt 2018; OBE 1995; CLit, FRSL

Born 8 Nov. 1954; s of Shizuo and Shizuko Ishiguro; m 1986, Lorna Anne MacDougall; one d



Univ. of Kent (BA English/Philosophy); Univ. of East Anglia (MA Creative Writing)


Began publishing short stories, articles, in magazines, 1980; writer of TV plays, 1984–; filmscripts: (jtly) The Saddest Music in the World, 2004; The White Countess, 2006; Living, 2022. Mem. Jury, Cannes Film Festival, 1994. FRSL 1989; CLit 2020. Hon. DLitt: Kent, 1990; UEA, 1995; St Andrews, 2003. Hon. Citizen, Nagasaki, 2018; Hon. Foreign Mem., American Acad. of Arts and Letters, 2022. Premio Scanno for Literature, Italy, 1995; Premio Mantova, Italy, 1998; Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, 2013; Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, 2014; Lion Medal, NY Public Liby, 2014; Golden Plate Award, Amer. Acad. of Excellence, 2017; Nobel Prize in Literature, 2017; Bodley Medal, Bodleian Liby, Oxford, 2019. Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), 1998; Gold and Silver Star, Order of the Rising Sun (Japan), 2018; Lifetime of Excellence in Fiction Award, Center for Fiction (USA), 2021


A Pale View of Hills, 1982 (Winifred Holtby Prize, RSL); An Artist of the Floating World, 1986 (Whitbread Book of the Year, Whitbread Fiction Prize); The Remains of the Day, 1989 (Booker Prize; filmed 1993; adapted for stage, 2019); The Unconsoled, 1995 (Cheltenham Prize, 1995); When We Were Orphans, 2000; Never Let Me Go, 2005 (Premio Serono, Italy, Corine Internat. Book Prize, Germany, Casino de Santiago Eur. Novel Award, Spain, 2006; filmed 2010); Nocturnes: five stories of music and nightfall, 2009 (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Internat. Literary Prize); The Buried Giant, 2015; My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs, 2017; Klara and the Sun, 2021


music; playing piano and guitar


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