A literary iconoclast, Mr. Ishiguro has played with genres like detective fiction, westerns, science fiction and fantasy in his novels.
A fantasy story set in Arthurian Britain , the novel centers on an older couple, Axl and Beatrice, who leave their village in search of their missing son, and encounter an old knight. Though the story was a full-blown fantasy, with ogres and a dragon, it was also a parable that explored many of the themes that have preoccupied Mr.
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Ishiguro throughout his career, including the fragile nature of individual and collective memory. In selecting Mr.
Ishiguro, the Swedish Academy, which has been criticized in the past for using the prize to make a political statement, seemed to focus on pure literary merit. In other years, the academy has selected obscure European writers whose work was not widely read in English, including the French novelist J. Of the winners who have received the prize since it was first awarded in , 14 have been women. Recently, the academy has often overlooked novelists and poets in favor of writers working in unconventional forms.
In , the Nobel went to the Belarusian journalist and prose writer Svetlana Alexievich , who is known for her expansive oral histories, and in , the Canadian short story writer Alice Munro won. Ishiguro, the 29th English-language novelist to win the prize, stands out from some previous choices for his accessible prose style. In a rarity for writers, Mr.
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Ishiguro is beloved by critics and scholars and is commercially successful; his work is widely known and read, and has been adapted into feature films, and a television series in Japan. His novels have collectively sold more than 2. Knopf, who has worked with Mr. In an telephone interview on Thursday, Mr. Ishiguro, sounding flustered and stunned, said he was sitting at his kitchen table writing an email in his London home, where he lives with his wife Lorna, when the phone rang. It was his agent, who told him that the Nobel committee had announced his name.
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