Kazuo Ishiguro

British author
Kazuo Ishiguro

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)


  1. "Kazuo Ishiguro". Faber and Faber. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 - Press Release". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2017-10-05.