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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

By Megan Rocher

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 is awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro!

“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world” (Svenska akademien).

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Kazuo is a Japanese-born British author. His novels are known to deal with memory and the way people acknowledge the past and times of cultural change. One of his most famous books are Remains of the Day in which a the main character - a butler, Stevens - reflects on his career and life. In 1993, the book became a praised movie starring Anthony Hopkins in the role of Stevens.

Another well known book is Never Let Me Go, a science-fiction novel about humans who are cloned to use their organs to eliminate disease. Kazuo Ishiguro is an author whose books are easier to read than some of the other Nobel Prize laureates, and his books are loved by many.  Ms. Smith has the best description. “The richness and subtleties of the exquisite language are what I love the most. Mr Ishiguro paints a picture with words as vibrant as an artist's canvas.”

Welcome to the library to borrow his books! We have The Remains of the Day (English), Återstoden av dagen (Swedish), Never let me go (English), Never let me go (Swedish) and Vi som var föräldralösa (Swedish).
Svenska akademien 

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