Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and emigrated to Britain with his family in 1960. He was educated at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of East Anglia. His novels include An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, Never Let Me Go and The Buried Giant. He was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1983, and again in 1993. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017.