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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

(1954-), Novelist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Japanese-born, British-writer raised in England from the age of five. 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), narrated by a Japanese widow living in England. Other works include The Remains of the Day (1989) narrated by an elderly English butler. The book won the Booker Prize and was made into an award-winning film starring Emma Thompson and Sir Anthony Hopkins, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Other works include The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005) and The Buried Giant (2015). He was awarded the Nobel Laureate Prize for Literature in 2017 and received was knighted in 2018.

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, by Sally Soames - NPG P642

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

by Sally Soames
bromide print, 1989
NPG P642

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2009

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, November 1989
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2009

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, by Mark Gerson - NPG x88214

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

by Mark Gerson
modern bromide print, September 1995
NPG x88214

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro, by Harry Borden - NPG x128621

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

by Harry Borden
chromogenic print, 5 July 2005
NPG x128621

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Nicholas BLAKE

23 October 2017, 21:57

The site should perhaps acknowledge that he is the Nobel Laureate for 2017

David Smith

05 October 2016, 13:09

A small inaccuracy in the capsule bio at the top of this entry: Mr Ishiguro's first novel is entitled 'A Pale View of Hills'