Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

The long-awaited moment finally arrived, as the Swedish Academy, after much suspense finally announced the 2017 Nobel Prize winner. As is the tradition, the academy took everyone by surprise when it declared English author Kazuo Ishiguro the 2017 Nobel Prize winner.

Even the author himself was taken aback when informed of the feat. As reported by the BBC times, Ishiguro hadn’t been contacted by the Nobel Committee, and had said, “It’s a magnificent honor mainly because it means I’m in the footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived, so that’s a terrific commendation,” and also referred to the prize as “flabbergastingly flattering.”

Hoping the Nobel Prize to be a force for good he said, “the world is in a very uncertain moment and I hope all the Nobel Prizes would be a force for something positive in the world.”

Kazuo Ishiguro has authored 8 books, including the infamous Never let me go and The remains of the day, for which he had won the Booker prize award in the year 1989.

During the announcement, Ishiguro was praised by the Nobel Committee as an author “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.”

the Nobel Literature Awardee for the Year 2016 was the great Rob Dylan, who is a person who could not be characterized by one profession. He is a multi-talented personality, known for his rock star image and great music works, including the song like a rolling stone, which when recorded in 1965, changed the definition of popular music. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with over a 100 million records sold in the market.  

Kazuo is an English author of Japanese origin, who moved to Britain and completed his education in the UK itself.