Kazuo Ishiguro delivered his Nobel Prize lecture yesterday, and the full 6,000-word text of his My Twentieth Century Evening -- and Other Small Breakthroughs is now available online. If you prefer video, you can re-view it at YouTub...
Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Kazuo Ishiguro will be giving his Nobel Lecture today, at 17:30 CET -- and you can watch it live on the internet (and find the English text online there while or soon after he delivers it...). For those desperate for a book-version of the text, Alfred A. Show More Summary
STOCKHOLM - Japanese-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his 1989 novel "The Remains of the Day," has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy said Thursday.The academy said the 62-year-old Ishiguro...Show More Summary
I thought I’d make an excellent butler when I read Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day back in high school. While I sort of suck at keeping an expressionless face, I’m excellent at being silent for hours at a time. I enjoy keeping things neat and organized. No one remembered me at my high […]
In the Tehran Times Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet reported that local authors were on board with the Swedish Academy's choice this year, in Iranian writers welcome Nobel prize for Kazuo Ishiguro -- which includes one of my favorite reactions...Show More Summary
Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize for literature, is the slyest kind of internationalist. Some forms of literary greatness assemble themselves out of specificity, reaching for the eternal by reproducing the experience of living in a particular place at a particular time. Show More Summary
The Swedish Academy announced Thursday morning that this year’s Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro. “In novels of great emotional force,” the committee said in a brief statement, IshiguroShow More Summary
This post originally appeared on the author’s Tumblr, Column, in 2015. I see here Ishiguro got a new book. This, what is it called? Around here somewhere. Let’s see. The Sleeping Giant. The Sleeping Giant. What’s that? The Minkman’s telling me—what’s that, Minkman? O.K., Buried Giant. Show More Summary
Back in 1985, Kazuo Ishiguro wrote a review for the LRB (which sent me the link in celebration of Ishiguro’s Nobel) of Pictures from the Water Trade: An Englishman in Japan by John David Morley (a book I have owned for many years but have not gotten around to reading), and since the central portion […]
As opposed to a writer's writer.
The Japanese-born British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has won this year's Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. Best known for his novels "The Remains of the Day," and "Never Let Me Go," Ishiguro was praisedShow More Summary
There was some good news in the land of books this week: The Nobel Prize in literature was announced. That’s always good news. THE BIG STORY The Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro. Among literary handicappers Ishiguro wasn’t even on the radar (people placing bets in England had Ngugi-wa...
The Japanese-born British novelist is best known for "The Remains of the Day."
The Japanese publisher of Nagasaki-born Kazuo Ishiguro said Friday it would republish eight of the British author's books in translation, reporting "a huge number of orders" after he won the Nobel Literature Prize. Ishiguro left Japan when he was five and moved to Britain, only returning to visit his native land as an adult three decades later. Show More Summary
Yesterday's post offers a wide selection of links to information surrounding the announcement that Kazuo Ishiguro will receive this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, so if you haven't checked that out yet, that's a good place to start. Overall,...Show More Summary
British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature
Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, once wanted to be a rock star, then became a social worker and only later in life turned to writing. Born in Japan...Show More Summary
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“I apologize to Margaret Atwood that it’s not her getting this prize.”
Among literature fans, Thursday’s Nobel Prize announcement came as a surprise. The author of “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go,” though a critically acclaimed and respected novelist, had been on no one’s shortlist. But then Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has...