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Kazuo Ishiguro
Ishiguro in Stockholm in December 2017
Born (1954-11-08) 8 November 1954 (age 66)
Nagasaki, Japan
  • Novelist
  • short story writer
  • screenwriter
  • columnist
  • songwriter
CitizenshipJapan (until 1983)
United Kingdom (since 1983)
Notable work(s)
Notable award(s)
Spouse(s)Lorna MacDougall (m. 1986–present) «start: (1986)»"Marriage: Lorna MacDougall to Kazuo Ishiguro" Location: (linkback:
ChildrenNaomi Ishiguro (b. 1992)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro OBE (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist of Japanese origin.[1] He won the The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2017.[2] He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five.

His novels include An Artist of the Floating World (1986), When We Were Orphans (2000), and Never Let Me Go (2005). He won the Booker Prize for his 1989 novel The Remains of the Day. The Remains of the Day was later adapted as a movie. The movie came out in 1993. It starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards. He was knighted in 2018.


  • 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)
  • Nocturnes:Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (2009)
  • The Buried Giant (2015)