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Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go
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    Apr 2005, 320 pages
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    Mar 2006, 304 pages

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Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954. He came to Britain at the age of six when his father began research at the National Institute of Oceanography. He was educated at a grammar school for boys in Surrey and then read English and Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, followed by a creative writing course at the University of East Anglia.

In 1981 he published three short stories, then in 1982 he published A Pale View of Hills.  In 1983 he was nominated by Granta magazine as one of the 20 'Best of Young British Writers'.  An Artist of the Floating World followed in 1986, it won the Whitbread Book of the Year award and was short listed for the Booker Prize for Fiction.

The Remains of the Day was published in 1989 - it won the Booker Prize for Fiction and was later made into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. His fourth novel, The Unconsoled was published in 1995 and his fifth, When We Were Orphans,...

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