Kazuo Ishiguro (born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan; his family moved to England in 1960 when he was five. Ishiguro graduated from the University of Kent with a bachelor's degree in 1978 and gained his Master's from the University of East Anglia's creative writing course in 1980.
Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. His 2005 novel, Never Let Me Go, was named by Time magazine as the best novel of 2005 and included the novel in its 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. His seventh novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015.
In 2008, The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
In 2017, the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Ishiguro "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".