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British Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins 2017 Nobel Price In Literature

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| October 5 , 2017 , 16:59 IST

British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was selected as the winner of the Nobel Prize in the literature by the Swedish Academy on Thursday morning in local time.

Given literature's complexity, it is always hard to guess the winner, even last year, the Swedish Academy surprised everyone by giving the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan, who is more prominent as a singer and songwriter.

The Swedish Academy had said Dylan won "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

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Born in Japan's Nagasaki back in 1954, Ishiguro's parents shifted to England in 1960 when he was just five years old. There Ishiguro obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Kent and then completed his Master's in creative writing from the University of East Anglia's.

The writer became a prominent novelist and screenwriter after he received his Man Booker Prize for his novel 'The Remains of the Day' in 1989. He has also been nominated for the price 4 other times.

The British writer received the 2017 Novel Price as he is "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world," said the academy.

Sameen Ahmed Khan

Heartiest Congratulations!!! From Sameen Ahmed KHAN, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of OMAN.

Sameen Ahmed Khan

Heartiest Congratulations!!! From Sameen Ahmed KHAN, College of Arts and Applied Sciences, Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of OMAN.