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Remains of the Day author Ishiguro wins Nobel prize for literature

The award of the 9-millioncrown prize marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after it went to the American troubadour Dylan

Simon Johnson & Justyna Pawlak | Reuters  |  Stockholm 

Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of Remains of the Day, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday, honouring an "exquisite novelist" a year after giving it to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Born in Japan and raised in Britain, Ishiguro, 62, won the Man Booker Prize for the 1989 novel that was made into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Anthony Hopkins as a fastidious and repressed butler in postwar Britain. "He is an exquisite novelist. I would say if you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka you get Ishiguro in a nutshell, Sara Danius, ...

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First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 02:19 IST