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Contacted by the BBC, Ishiguro said he was "flabbergastingly flattered" by the award. "It's a magnificent honour, mainly because it means that I'm in the footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived. So that's a terrific commendation."

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 6, 2017 5:50 AM

Stockholm

BRITISH author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

The 62-year-old, "in novels of great emotional

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