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British Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

Books of British writer Kazuo Ishiguro are on display at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, where Ishiguro was announced as winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 5, 2017. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
Books of British writer Kazuo Ishiguro are on display at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, where Ishiguro was announced as winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 5, 2017. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of the 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. The prize committee wrote that Ishiguro’s work “has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the choice with NPR’s Lynn Neary (@LynnPNeary).

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