Entertainment Books Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro is now a Nobel Laureate. Photo: Getty
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English author Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for uncovering “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world,” the Swedish Academy said on awarding the 9 million crown ($A1.4 million) prize.

Japanese-born Ishiguro moved to England in his childhood and won the Man Booker prize in 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day.

Ishiguro was recognised for the “great emotional force” of his works, the Swedish Academy said.

A crafter of both novels and short stories, he is also known for his works as a screenwriter. The Remains of the Day was released as a 1993 film with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

Ishiguro’s works often deal with questions of identity and memory, and how these can change according to historical circumstance.

The award marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after the 2016 prize went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

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