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Kazuo Ishiguro (1954-), Novelist

Sitter in 4 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 Hill (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) and When We Were Orphans (2000) and Never Let Me Go (2005).