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A great novel transports you to a time and a place. Here are five of them.
Ishiguro in 2017.
Ishiguro employs some clever techniques to get readers to engage with his characters.
Kazuo Ishiguro in his garden in London.
English author Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. For some weeks now, the bookies have been offering odds on the likely winner. Kenya’s Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was front runner earlier…
The prize committee has opted for a more traditional laureate this year, nominating a traditional novelist after last year's controversial choice of Bob Dylan.
Memory makes us human but also sometimes inhumane.
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Though Kazuo Ishiguro makes us wonder whether remembering is really better than forgetting, he also makes it clear that the answer is irrelevant. Remembering is our fate.