Ishiguro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature
12th October 2017
Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature for his novels of "great emotional force".
The prize organisers said the Japanese-born British writer's novels, published by Faber in the UK, "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
The winner of the £832,000 prize, given for outstanding contributions in literature, was announced by permanent secretary Sara Danius at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on 5th October.
Ishiguro said the news was "amazing" and "totally unexpected", adding: "It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honour will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for goodwill and peace at this time."