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About the Author

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight works of fiction have earned him many awards and honours around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. His work has been trans­lated into over fifty languages. The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go were made into acclaimed films. Ishiguro also writes screenplays and song lyrics. He was given a knight­hood in 2018 for Services to Literature. He also holds the decorations of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award

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  • ASIN : B002RI91PS
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber; 1st edition (8 January 2009)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2498 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 239 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Captures the moment: Japan post WW2
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