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Thursday, October 5, 2017

2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

The English author Kazuo Ishiguro has been named winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature, praised by the Swedish Academy for his “novels of great emotional force”, which it said had “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

I believe he has written 7 novels:
A Pale View of Hills
An Artist of the Floating World
The Remains of the Day
The Unconsoled
When We Were Orphans
Never Let Me Go
The Buried Giant 
The one for which he is probably best known is The Remains of the Day for which he won the 1989 Booker Prize.

The Guardian has a good article about the win:   https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/05/kazuo-ishiguro-wins-the-nobel-prize-in-literature

To celebrate Ishiguro’s win, Book Marks looked through the archives for some of the first reviews for every one of his novels:  http://lithub.com/the-first-reviews-of-every-ishiguro-novel/.