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Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

by Kazuo Ishiguro

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    Sep 2009, 240 pages
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Kazuo Ishiguro
Born in Nagasaki, Japan on November 8, 1954, Kazuo Ishiguro moved to Britain in 1960 at the age of five when his father began research at the National Institute of Oceanography. His family had not expected to stay, but ended up making Britain their home. He was educated at a grammar school for boys in Surrey, and later read English and Philosophy at the University of Kent, Canterbury, during which time he was also employed as a community worker in Glasgow (1976). After graduating, he worked as a residential social worker in London and studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he met his early mentor, Angela Carter.

Ishiguro is the author of three stories published in Introductions 7: Stories by New Writers (1981), and the novels A Pale View of Hills (1982), winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize; An Artist of the Floating World (1986), winner of the 1986 Whitbread Book of the Year award, the Primio Scanno, and a Booker Prize nominee; ...

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