Autor: Dr. Ingrid Kerkhoff

Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant (2015)

Image: Ishiguro in 2005. Photo by Mariusz Kubik In 2017, the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, a British author of Japanese origin (born 1954 in Nagasaki) and Booker prizewinner. The prize motivation: Isiguro wrote „novels of great emotional power“ which have „uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world“. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2017/ishiguro-facts.html. His work is characterized by „a cautious form of expression that is independent of the events it tells,“ wrote the committee after...

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