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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).

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Kazuo Ishiguro

by Sally Soames
bromide print, 1989
NPG P642


Kazuo Ishiguro

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1995
NPG 6332


Kazuo Ishiguro

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, September 1995
NPG x88214


Kazuo Ishiguro

by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 5 July 2005
NPG x128621