October, 1948 | Kazuo Ishiguro | Granta Magazine

October, 1948

Kazuo Ishiguro

‘I remember looking around me with approval that first night, and today, for all the changes which have transformed the world around it, Mrs Kawakamu's remains as pleasing as ever.’

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a novelist and short-story writer whose books include Never Let Me GoAn Artist of the Floating World and The Remains of the Day, which won the 1989 Booker Prize. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan, and grew up in Britain. He was twice chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists (1983 and 1993), and in 2017 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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