2017 Nobel Prize Winner – Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro is a Nobel Prize winning British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. Ishiguro is considered one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, receiving awards (including 4 Man Booker Prize nominations) for titles such as Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day.

This year, he is the 2017 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature.

Feel free to visit our first floor display featuring some of Kazuo Ishiguro’s books.

Never Let Me Go – As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together.

Nocturnes – With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro interlocks five short pieces of fiction to create a world that resonates with emotion, heartbreak, and humor.

The Buried Giant – In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.

The Remains of the Day – This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, embarks on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

-Claire

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