Julia Johnson Editor in Chief, journalist, blogger The      British      author       Kazuo Ishiguro    has   been named     winner     of     the     2017 Nobel      prize      in literature.    He    was    praised    by the             Swedish Academy     for     his     'novels     of great        emotional force',      which      it      said      had 'uncovered         the abyss   beneath   our   illusory   sense of   connection   with the   world'.   The   author   said   that in   this   age   of   fake news,   he   initially   didn't   believe   he   had   won,   and   said   the   world   has   entered a    'very    uncertain time'.   His   most   famous   novels,   The   Remains   of   the   Day   and   Never   Let   Me Go,   were   adapted into acclaimed films and he was made an OBE in 1995 “If   you   mix   Jane Austen   and   Franz   Kafka   then   you   have   Kazuo   Ishiguro   in a   nutshell,   but   you have   to   add   a   little   bit   of   Marcel   Proust   into   the   mix,”   said   Sara   Danius ,   the p   e   r   m   a   n   e   n   t     secretary of the Swedish Academy and I agree with her. I    remember    when    I bought   his   first   book. I    mean    MY    first book   written   by   him. It   cost   45   ghn   (name   of   our   local   money)   and   was   expensive.   I   studied   in   university   and was   big   fan   of      Japan literature. A   Pale   View   of   Hills   was   name   of   story.   This   is   a   beautiful   novel   that   calls   for patient      and      careful reading.   I   admire   the   way   it's   constructed.   Ishiguro   is   a   master   storyteller   and   has   an eloquent      way      with words.   This   novel   was   lovely,   absorbing,   and   immensely   readable.   It   just   asked   more questions        than        it answered.   And    for    someone    that likes     their     mysteries nicely   resolved   with   a   bow   on   top, this was a bit frustrating. A   Pale   View   of   Hills tells     the     story     of     Etsuko,     a Japanese   woman   now living    in    England.    Dealing    with the   recent   suicide   of   her   oldest   daughter,   Etsuko   attempts   to   reconstruct   events   and   figure out   what   happened   by   dwelling   on   her   past   and   the   time   when   she   was   living   in   war-torn Nagasaki.   She   recounts   being   pregnant   with   her   daughter,   living   with   a   cold,   domineering husband, and her strange friendship with a mysterious woman and her young daughter. Strange   things   happen,   not   everything   is   as   it   appears,   and   the   past   and   the   present   blur until   they   are   indistinguishable.   By   the   end   of   the   novel,   few   things   are   answered   and nothing is certain. On   the   flip   side,   the   book   does   make   you   think   and   I'm   fairly   sure   that   readers   will   all have different theories and interpretations of the novel's meaning and events. After   that   book   I   read   The   Remains   of   the   Day.   That   book   tastes   like   dry   red   wine   with posh   and   sorrow.   And   than   was      An   Artist   of   the   Floating   World.   In   that   book   Kazuo Ishiguro   offers   readers   of   the   English   language   an   authentic   look   at   postwar   Japan,   "a floating world" of changing cultural behaviors, shifting societal patterns and troubling questions. Just   now   I'am   very   happy   that   Nobel   prize   got   someone   who   is   real   interesting   and   decent   author.      Someone   who   can   capture   with   his   story. Absolutely must read that fall!
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Julia Johnson Editor in Chief, journalist, blogger The   British   author    Kazuo Ishiguro    has   been   named winner   of   the   2017   Nobel prize   in   literature.   He   was praised    by    the    Swedish Academy    for    his    'novels of   great   emotional   force',   which   it   said   had   'uncovered   the   abyss   beneath our   illusory   sense   of   connection   with   the   world'.   The   author   said   that   in this   age   of   fake   news,   he   initially   didn't   believe   he   had   won,   and   said   the world   has   entered   a   'very   uncertain   time'.   His   most   famous   novels,   The Remains   of   the   Day   and   Never   Let   Me   Go,   were   adapted   into   acclaimed films and he was made an OBE in 1995 “If   you   mix   Jane   Austen   and   Franz   Kafka   then   you   have   Kazuo   Ishiguro in   a   nutshell,   but   you   have   to   add   a   little   bit   of   Marcel   Proust   into   the mix,”    said    Sara    Danius ,    the    permanent    secretary    of    the    Swedish Academy and I agree with her. I   remember   when   I   bought   his   first   book.   I   mean   MY   first   book   written by   him.   It   cost   45   ghn   (name   of   our   local   money)   and   was   expensive.   I studied   in   university   and   was   big   fan   of      Japan   literature. A   Pale   View   of Hills   was   name   of   story. This   is   a   beautiful   novel   that   calls   for   patient   and careful   reading.   I   admire   the   way   it's   constructed.   Ishiguro   is   a   master storyteller   and   has   an   eloquent   way   with   words.   This   novel   was   lovely, absorbing,   and   immensely   readable.   It   just   asked   more   questions   than   it answered. And   for   someone   that   likes   their   mysteries   nicely   resolved   with a bow on top, this was a bit frustrating. A   Pale   View   of   Hills   tells   the   story   of   Etsuko,   a   Japanese   woman   now living   in   England.   Dealing   with   the   recent   suicide   of   her   oldest   daughter, Etsuko   attempts   to   reconstruct   events   and   figure   out   what   happened   by dwelling    on    her    past    and    the    time    when    she    was    living    in    war-torn Nagasaki.   She   recounts   being   pregnant   with   her   daughter,   living   with   a cold,   domineering   husband,   and   her   strange   friendship   with   a   mysterious woman and her young daughter. Strange   things   happen,   not   everything   is   as   it   appears,   and   the   past   and the   present   blur   until   they   are   indistinguishable.   By   the   end   of   the   novel, few things are answered and nothing is certain. On   the   flip   side,   the   book   does   make   you   think   and   I'm   fairly   sure   that readers   will   all   have   different   theories   and   interpretations   of   the   novel's meaning and events. After   that   book   I   read   The   Remains   of   the   Day.   That   book   tastes   like   dry red   wine   with   posh   and   sorrow.   And   than   was      An   Artist   of   the   Floating World.    In    that    book    Kazuo    Ishiguro    offers    readers    of    the    English language    an    authentic    look    at    postwar    Japan,    "a    floating    world"    of changing    cultural    behaviors,    shifting    societal    patterns    and    troubling questions. Just   now   I'am   very   happy   that   Nobel   prize   got   someone   who   is   real interesting   and   decent   author.      Someone   who   can   capture   with   his   story. Absolutely must read that fall!
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  “I hought it was a hoax'” - Kazuo Ishiguro and Nobel prize 2017