The Winning of Ishiguro


Kazuo Ishiguro won the prestigious Noble Prize in literature. Apart from being a novelist, he is a screenwriter and short story writer. His “The Remains of the Day” won Man Booker prize in 1989. This man who celebrates the status of being an author was born in Japan. Loaded with intellect and richness in fiction, Kazuo has spoken several stories in his decades of writing experience. He has been credited for letting readers connect with the unleashed chasm.

In 1960, Kazuo’s family moved to England. Despite the fact, he was raised and educated in England, he always had an image of Japan on his mind. In the list of fiction authors, Kazuo is the most celebrated one in the English speaking audience. He has received four Man Booker Prize nominations. It was in 1989, he won his Man Booker award. He wrote another novel in 2005 ‘Let Me Go’ that was named as one of the best novels in 2005. It was appreciated so much that it made its way among the 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 in English-language.

He did his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English in1978. In 1980, he got his master’s from the University of East Anglia’s creative writing course. After years of writing and awards, it was in 2017 when the Swedish Academy awarded him the esteemed Nobel Prize in Literature. On the announcement, he displayed his utter surprise and mentioned that he wasn’t expecting it. This Nobel prize brings in winnings of 9m Swedish krona that is £832,000. Ishiguro felt very proud and also mentioned that how ecstatic he was as all the big writers came into his mind like Salman Rushdie, Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, and much more.

It has been more than three decades that Ishiguro has devoted to writing. Over the years, he has gained a lot of recognition for his unique style of writing and making it emotionally restrained. Usually, the novels written by him are in the first person and all of them have the mystical blend. His books like ‘A Pale View of Hills’, and ‘An Artist of the Floating World’, were in the first person so he thought that his book “The Remains of the Day’ would sound repetitive. But critics liked it and as they say, rest is history.

He has often said that at a very young age, he obsessively read Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Kazuo became a part of the literary crowd early and in the year 1983, he was covered in Granta magazine in the best of young British writers list. With this, he joined writers’ league like Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, and Ian McEwan. This author has massive understanding for affections and social conventions and it can be easily seen in his book ‘The Remains of the Day’. It is said that Ishiguro writes his first draft manually. Believe it or not, he wrote this book in four weeks!While the world congratulates his prestigious achievement, his fans are also looking forward to his another book.