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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He attended the University of Kent and studied English Literature and Philosophy, and later enrolled in an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of the novels A Pale View of Hills (winner of the Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World (winner of the 1986 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, and shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (winner of the 1989 Booker Prize) and When We Were Orphans (shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize and Whitbread Novel of the Year).

Kazuo Ishiguro's books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. The Remains of the Day became an international bestseller, with over a million copies sold in the English language alone, and was adapted into an award-winning film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

If you like Kazuo Ishiguro you might also like to read books by Michael Ondaatje, Salman Rushdie and Justin Cartwright.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reader Reviewed The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is like nothing he's ever written before though many of the themes he likes to explore - memory, connections, how past, present and future interweave, are...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Reader Reviewed The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
One of our Books of the Year 2015. March 2015 Book of the Month. Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is like nothing he's ever written before though many of the themes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2015
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
A 2012 World Book Night selection. A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House, of lost causes and lost love.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
Nocturnes - Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro
Nocturnes - Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
Kazuo Ishiguro
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2010. A beautiful book of short stories from The Remains of the Day author. All centring around love, this collection of five stories have different settings and characters...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2010
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
July 2009 Good Housekeeping selection. On my bookshelf by Emilia Fox... I identified with this book because it’s set in a boarding school and reminded me of my own happy childhood and the friendships I made when I...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 25/02/2010
Never Let Me Go (film edition) by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go (film edition)
Kazuo Ishiguro
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 March 2011. If you've not yet read this unputdownable and devastating book then you should do so either before or after you've seen the film. Ideally before!!! This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2010
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
Selected for the Man Booker 2005 Shortlist. Kazuo Ishiguro has been acclaimed in the Sunday Times for 'extending the possibilities of fiction'. In Never Let Me Go he has fashioned...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2005

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