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Kazuo Ishiguro

Demand surges for Nobel winner’s works in native Japan

TOKYO: The Japanese publisher of Nagasaki-born Kazuo Ishiguro said on Friday it would republish eight of the British author's books in translation, reporting "a huge number of orders" after he won the Nobel Literature Prize. Ishiguro left Japan when he was five and moved to Britain, only returning to visit his native land as an adult three decades later. Japan had been pinning its hopes on its best-known novelist Haruki Murakami to win the Nobel Prize but eagerly claimed a link to the British winner with Japanese…

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

OSLO:¬†British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day", won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," the Academy wrote in its citation. Ishiguro has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television. He won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for "The Remains of the Day". Born in Nagasaki, he moved to Britain with his…