Addressing Ishiguros Nobel win, the former poet laureate Andrew Motion, said: Ishiguros imaginative world has the great virtue and value of being simultaneously highly individual and deeply familiar a world of puzzlement, isolation, watchfulness, threat and wonder.
Youd think someone would tell me first but none of us had heard anything, said Ishiguro, who had been sitting at his kitchen table at home in Golders Green in London about to have brunch, when he got the call from his agent.
He was very charming, nice and well-versed, of course.It was absolute chaos.With names including Margaret Atwood, Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Haruki Murakami leading the odds at the bookmakers, Ishiguro was a surprise choice and he admitted one of his first thoughts had jumped to fellow living authors he felt were equally deserving of a Nobel.And I hope that younger readers arent put off by the Nobel.The Nobel Prize in Literature 1966.How does he do it?Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images.The Nobel prize for literature comes with winnings of 9m Swedish krona (832,000).Nelly Sachs "for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength".
Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, all of them immediately came into my head and I just erection contest thought wow, this is a bit of a cheek for me to have been given this before them.
Read our interview in the.I just hope I dont get lazy or complacent, I hope my work wont change.Ishiguro studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, going on to publish his first novel, A Pale View of the Hills, in 1982.The Academy noted that Ishiguro, "in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.The Nobel Prize in Literature 1945.No Nobel Prize was awarded this year.