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English author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature, 2017

English author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature, 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro, Pic: AFP via HT

English author, Kazuo Ishiguro has been awarded The Nobel Literature Prize for 2017, the Swedish Academy made the announcement on October 5.

According to Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, Ishiguro won the Nobel for, “In novels of great emotional force, (he) has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world,” reported Deccan Chronicle.

The Academy citation added, Ishiguro has written eight books, several screen plays and short stories, and he is considered to be among the most celebrated contemporary writers.

He earlier had won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for his novel ‘The Remains of the Day’, which was also adapted for the big screen, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, mentions HT.

Academy also added in a tweet, “The themes 2017 Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is most associated with are: memory, time, and self-delusion.”

“Ishiguro’s writings are marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression, independent of whatever events are taking place,” the Academy citation said.

The Thursday announcement by Swedish Academy, marked a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices for the 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize.

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and his family moved to the United Kingdom when he was five years old.