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Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the futuristic yet nostalgic dystopian novel, Never Let Me Go in 2005. He is also renowned as a postmodern writer and his favorite writing style, the first-person narrative.
His first novel, A Pale View of Hills received the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982. It was his brilliant debut in the literary world. In the same year, Ishiguro was selected as part of Twenty Best of Young British Novelists’ national promotion. Four years later in 1986, his second novel, An Artist of the Floating World received the Whitbread Book of the Year Award which is equally prestigious as The Man Booker Prize1. It was his third novel, The Remains of the Day (1989), which made him an honorable Booker Prize winner and firmly established his reputation throughout the world.
The Remains of the Day was adapted to film, and the featured movie received eight Academy Award nominations and won three awards. He wrote The Unconsoled, his fourth novel, in 1995 and he won the Cheltenham Prize. In that year, Ishiguro received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to literature. His latest novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015, and so far his work has been translated into more than forty languages.
Chapter 1: Kazuo Ishiguro: A “Japanese-born British” Novelist
Kazuo Ishiguro is considered to be one of the most honored contemporary fiction writers in the world. He often uses the first-person narrative style, and he is renowned as an important individual in postmodern literature. Haruki Murakami, one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction writers, praises Ishiguro: “[…] it is a joy to be blessed with a contemporary like Kazuo Ishiguro. […] To picture what his new novels may look like is to picture my yet unwritten work as well”.
Ishiguro thinks of himself as a homeless writer because he has experienced an identity crisis in his childhood. This chapter explores Ishiguro’s background to examine the correlation of Never Let Me Go and his childhood memories when he spent his early years in Japan and the UK. The chapter reveals the fact that Kathy’s idyllic childhood memories are connected to Ishiguro’s childhood memories.