Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature

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Postby Hugo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:20 am

The English author Kazuo Ishiguro has been named winner of the 2017 Nobel prize for literature, praised by the Swedish Academy for his “novels of great emotional force”, which it said had “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

With names including Margaret Atwood, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Haruki Murakami leading the odds at the bookmakers, Ishiguro was a surprise choice. But his blue-chip literary credentials return the award to more familiar territory after last year’s controversial choice of the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The author of novels including The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro’s writing, said the Academy, is “marked by a carefully restrained mode of expression, independent of whatever events are taking place”.

Awarded since 1901, the 9m Swedish krona (£832,000) Nobel prize for literature is for the writing of an author who, in the words of Alfred Nobel’s bequest, “shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”. Ishiguro becomes the 114th winner, following in the footsteps of names including Seamus Heaney, Toni Morrison, Mo Yan and Pablo Neruda.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/ ... literature
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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:28 am

Congrats to him... Just wish they'd award Ngugi Wa Thiong'o already :(
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Postby Hugo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:02 pm

DOSSOME wrote:Congrats to him... Just wish they'd award Ngugi Wa Thiong'o already :(
At least it wasn't a songwriter lol

I haven't read anything by Kazuo (Murakami must be feeling like Beyoncé at the Grammys lol), but I bought When We Were Orphans as soon as I read the news, it was super cheap and god knows they will inflate the prices soon :lol:
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Postby Hugo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:05 pm

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Postby ArmyOfMe » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:24 pm

Just a friendly reminder that Never Let Me Go is a shitty book.
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Postby MusicRecords » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 pm

Congrats to him!
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