Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel for Literature

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PV Desk : Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of “Remains of the Day”, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.
Japan-born Ishiguro won the Man Booker Prize for the 1989 novel that was made into an Oscar-nominated movie. The Swedish Academy hailed his ability to reveal “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
The award of the 9 million crown ($1.1 million) prize marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after it went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan last year.
The works of Ishiguro, who moved to Britain as a young child, often touch on memory, time and self-delusion, the Academy said.
“He is a little bit like a mix of Jane Austen, comedy of manners and Franz Kafka. If you mix this a little, not too much, you get Ishiguro in a nutshell,” said Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.