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Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nobel Prize in literature 2017 will be awarded to UK-based Japanese novelist, screenwriter and author of short stories Kazuo Ishiguro, announced the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.

According to its announcement published on Thursday, October 6, he is author «who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world».

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences wrote: «Kazuo Ishiguro has been a full-time author ever since his first book, A Pale View of Hills (1982). Both his first novel and the subsequent one, An Artist of the Floating World (1986) take place in Nagasaki a few years after the Second World War. The themes Ishiguro is most associated with are already present here: memory, time, and self-delusion. This is particularly notable in his most renowned novel, The Remains of the Day (1989), which was turned into film with Anthony Hopkins acting as the duty-obsessed butler Stevens».

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