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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

RCW is extremely proud that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017.

The Swedish Academy praised the novelist as a writer “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".

Upon learning of his award, Ishiguro described it as "amazing and totally unexpected news.” He said: “It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honour will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for goodwill and peace at this time."

His agent, Peter Straus says: “a great cheer went up in the office when the news was announced and my thoughts went to Deb, who represented Ish from the start – how full of joy she would be today. All of Ish’s publishers around the world – he is published in 50 languages – join with us to offer him our heartfelt congratulations.”

Ishiguro is the author of eight books, which have been published in 50 languages. His most famous titles include The Buried Giant (2015), The Remains of the Day (1989), and Never Let Me Go (2005), which are published in the UK by Faber & Faber. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for The Remains of the Day and was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature in 1995.

Ishiguro is the 114th winner of the prize, following writers including Seamus Heaney, Pablo Neruda and Ernest Hemingway.

For more information about the Nobel Prize in Literature, please see here.

(Agent for Kazuo Ishiguro: Peter Straus)

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