English novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in literature

ANI | Updated: Oct 06, 2017 00:38 IST

Stockholm [Sweden], October 6 (ANI): The Nobel Prize in literature for 2017 has been awarded to the English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro for the great emotional force of his novels.

The Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, Professor Sara Danius, announced the award to Ishiguro, calling him the 'writer of great integrity.'

Appreciating the English novelist's work, the Swedish Academy's statement read that Ishiguro in his "novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

The 'Never Let Me Go' author's writings are marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression, independent of whatever events are taking place, further read the statement.

His most renowned novel, "The Remains of the Day," published in 1989 was turned into a 1993 drama film starring Anthony Hopkins.

Ishiguro, who was born in Japan, but moved to the United Kingdom when he was five years old, has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television.

His other work includes A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Buried Giant, The Unconsoled, An Artist of the Floating World. (ANI)

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