Kazuo Ishiguro named Nobel Prize winner in Literature: Interesting facts about the authorKazuo Ishiguro won the Booker Prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day.
Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi October 05, 2017 19:05 IST
The popular Britain based author Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2017. 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".
He was chosen from diverse proposals made by literary stalwarts and former Nobel laureates from across the globe. An assembly of 18 Swedes, the Academy members are elected by secret ballot to their roles and hold them for life. For the eventual winner to be decided, it is mandatory for more than half of the academy's members to vote in his/her favour.
The Swedish Academy had received and approved 240 proposals for this year and 195 candidates were nominated.
Know more about Nobel prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro
• Born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954, he moved to England with his family when his father was offered a post as an oceanographer in Surrey
• He read English and philosophy at the University of Kent after a gap year that included working as a grouse beater for the Queen Mother at Balmoral
• Studied an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia, where his tutors were Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter
• His thesis became his critically acclaimed first novel, A Pale View of Hills, published in 1982
• He won the Booker Prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day
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