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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan on November 8, 1954. In 1960, his family moved to England. He received a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from the University of Kent in 1978 and a master's degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in 1980. He became a British citizen in 1982. His first novel, A Pale View of Hills, received the Winifred Holtby Award from the Royal Society of Literature. His second novel, An Artist of the Floating World, received the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1986. His third novel, The Remains of the Day, received the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1989 and was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. His other works include The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans, Never Let Me Go, Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, and The Buried Giant. He was awarded the OBE in 1995 for services to literature and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1998. He received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has also written several songs for jazz singer Stacey Kent and screenplays for both film and television. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Never Let Me Go… (more)
Never Let Me Go (Author) 22,057 copies, 921 reviews
The Remains of the Day 15,796 copies, 471 reviews
When We Were Orphans 5,411 copies, 125 reviews
The Buried Giant 4,856 copies, 259 reviews
Klara and the Sun 4,149 copies, 202 reviews
An artist of the floating world 3,743 copies, 101 reviews
The Unconsoled 3,441 copies, 78 reviews
A Pale View of Hills 2,892 copies, 85 reviews
Come Rain or Come Shine 72 copies, 1 review
The White Countess [2005 film] (Screenwriter) 51 copies, 2 reviews
The Saddest Music in the World [2003 film] (Screenwriter) 41 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 418 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 43: Best of Young British Novelists 2 (Contributor) 176 copies, 2 reviews
The Remains of the Day [1993 film] (Original book) 171 copies, 3 reviews
Never Let Me Go [2010 film] (Original book) 79 copies, 3 reviews
Granta 17: While Waiting for a War (Contributor) 79 copies
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (Contributor) 47 copies, 1 review
Living (Writer) 12 copies
Never Let Me Go (Screenplay) (Introduction, some editions) 1 copy

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro; (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short-story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to the United Kingdom in 1960 when he was five.

Ishiguro received four Man Booker Prize nominations and won the award in 1989 for his novel The Remains of the Day. He was knighted in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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