Ishiguro has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television.
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British author Kazuo Ishiguro, whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, and is best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day," won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize Thursday.Ishiguro has written eight books as well as scripts for film and television.Born in Nagasaki in 1954, nine years after the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on the city, Ishiguro moved to Britain with his family when he was 5 years old. He only returned to visit Japan as an adult some three decades later.In a 1991 interview with former Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe of Japan, he said the Japan he wrote about in "An Artist in the Floating World" was "very much my own personal, imaginary Japan".Ishiguro will receive his prize at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10 .
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