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This year's Nobel Prize winner in Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro

This year's Nobel Prize winner in Literature was announced early in the morning of October 5 with Kazuo Ishiguro getting the call. The British author is perhaps best known for his novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go but has other works as well.

If you haven't read any of his books, take a take a look at the titles we have at Andover and throughout MVLC.

Kazuo Ishiguro's Works


	The buried giant
The buried giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro

A tale of lost memories, vengeance and war by the award-winning author of The Remains of the Day follows the experiences of a couple who journeys across a troubled land of mist and rain the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.

	The unconsoled
The unconsoled
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Arriving in a European city with significant gaps in his memory, Ryder, a renowned pianist, is overwhelmed by an onslaught of strangers who seem to know him and of whom he has vague, dreamlike recollections

	Never let me go
Never let me go
by Kazuo Ishiguro

A reunion with two childhood friends--Ruth and Tommy--draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

	Nocturnes : five stories of music and nightfall
Nocturnes : five stories of music and nightfall
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Five interconnected stories in which music is an intrinsic theme follow the struggles of such protagonists as a once-popular singer desperate for a comeback, a songwriter who is unwittingly involved in a failing marriage, and a jazz musician who wrongly believes that plastic surgery will secure his career. By the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day.

	The remains of the day
The remains of the day
by Kazuo Ishiguro

An English butler reflects--sometimes bitterly, sometimes humorously--on his service to a lord between the two world wars and discovers doubts about his master's character and about the ultimate value of his own service to humanity

	An artist of the floating world
An artist of the floating world
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Representing the letter “I” in a series of twenty-six collectible editions, this novel by the celebrated British-Japanese author features the reflections of an artist as he accepts responsibility for who he was and what he did during World War II.

	A pale view of hills
A pale view of hills
by Kazuo Ishiguro

A middle-aged Japanese woman, now living in England, relives her horrifying childhood memories of the bombing of Nagasaki

	When we were orphans
When we were orphans
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sent to live in England after the mysterious disappearance of his parents, Christopher Banks, an English boy born in early twentieth-century Shanghai, returns more than twenty years later to a Shanghai torn apart by the Sino-Japanese war to uncover the truth about the tragedy that transformed his childhood. By the author of The Remains of the Day. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.