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Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

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A number of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels are set in the past. Never Let Me Go has science fiction qualities and a futuristic tone; however, it is set in the 1980s and 1990s, and thus takes place in a very similar parallel world. His fourth novel, The Un

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Ishiguro has been married to Lorna MacDougall, a social worker, since 1986. They met at the West London Cyrenians homelessness charity in Notting Hill, where Ishiguro was working as a residential resettlement worker. The couple live in London with their daughter Naomi.
He is described as a ‘serious cinephile’ and ‘great admirer of Bob Dylan.’
Except for A Pale View of Hills and The Buried Giant, all of Ishiguro’s novels and his short story collection have been shortlisted for major awards. Most significantly, An Artist of the Floating World, When We Were Orphans, and Never Let Me Go were all short-listed for the Booker Prize.
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Novels : A Pale View of Hills (1982), An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day (1989), The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005),  The Buried Giant (2015),
Screenplays: A Profile of Arthur J. Mason (Television film for Channel 4), The Gourmet (Television film for Channel 4) (1987), The Saddest Music in the World (2003), The White Countess (2005)
Short fiction : ‘A Strange and Sometimes Sadness,’ ‘Waiting for J’ and ‘Getting Poisoned’ (in Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers, 1981), ‘A Family Supper’ (in Firebird 2: Writing Today, 1983),  ‘The Summer After the War’ (in Granta 7, 1983),  ‘October 1948’ (in Granta 17, 1985),  ‘A Village After Dark’ (in The New Yorker, 2001), ‘Crooner,’ ‘Come Rain or Come Shine,’ ‘Malvern Hills,’ ‘Nocturne’ and ‘Cellists’ (in Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, 2009)
Awards:
1982: Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for A Pale View of Hills, 1983: Published in the Granta Best Young British Novelists issue,
1986: Whitbread Prize for An Artist of the Floating World
1989: Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day
1993: Published in the Granta Best Young British Novelists issue
1995: Officer of the Order of the British Empire
1998: Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
2005: Never Let Me Go named on Time magazine’s list of the 100 greatest English language novels since the magazine’s formation in 1923.
2008: The Times named Ishiguro among ‘The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.’
2017: Nobel Prize in Literature. n

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