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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro, a Japanese writer.

Born in Nagasaki, Japan, Ishiguro and his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five. Ishiguro obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Kent in 1978 and his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980.

In English-speaking world, Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated fiction writers, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

However, his seventh novel, The Buried Giant, was published on 3 March 2015 in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

He has just been given the 2017 Nobel Prize. And here is the comment from the Nobel Prize Permanent Secretary: "Kazuo Ishiguro who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".

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