Kazuo Ishiguro biography

Kazuo Ishiguro

Novelist, Author

1954 –

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Who is Kazuo Ishiguro?

Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, FRSA, FRSL is a Japanese-born British novelist. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and his family moved to England in 1960 when he was 5 years old. Ishiguro obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982.

Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

In 2010, his novel Never Let Me Go was adapted to film.

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Born
Nov 8, 1954
Nagasaki
Also known as
  • Ishiguro Kazuo
  • カズオ・イシグロ
  • 石黒 一雄
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Japanese community in the United Kingdom
Nationality
  • Japan
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Kent

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on July 23, 2013

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