Kazuo Ishiguro(1954-), Novelist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Novelist who was born in Nagasaki, Japan and came to England aged six. After studying creative writing at the University of East Anglia he worked as a community worker in Glasgow before publishing his first novel, A Pale View of Hills (1982), a highly personal view of Japanese history and society. Other works include The Remains of the Day (1989), winner of the Booker Prize and made into an award-winning film starring Emma Thompson and Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005) and The Buried Giant (2015).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below