STOCKHOLM: British creator 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 books of extraordinary enthusiastic power, has revealed the chasm underneath our fanciful feeling of association with the world,” the Academy wrote in its reference.
Conceived in Nagasaki, he moved to Britain with his family when he was five years of age, just coming back to visit Japan as a grown-up.
The two his first novel A Pale View of Hills from 1982 and the resulting one, An Artist of the Floating World from 1986, happen in Nagasaki a couple of years after World War II.
“The topics Ishiguro is most connected with are now present here: memory, time, and self-fancy,” the Academy said.
“This is especially remarkable in his most eminent novel, The Remains of the Day’,” which was transformed into a film with Anthony Hopkins going about as the obligation fixated steward Stevens.
“Ishiguro’s works are set apart by a precisely controlled method of articulation, free of whatever occasions are occurring,” it said.
Aside from his eight books, Ishiguro has additionally composed contents for film and TV.