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Kazuo Ishiguro Poster

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Date of Birth 8 November 1954Nagasaki, Japan

Mini Bio (1)

Kazuo Ishiguro was born on November 8, 1954 in Nagasaki, Japan. He is a writer and producer, known for Never Let Me Go (2010), The Remains of the Day (1993) and The Saddest Music in the World (2003). He has been married to Lorna Anne MacDougall since 1986. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Lorna Anne MacDougall (1986 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the British Empire) in 1995 for literature.
Grew up in Guildford, Surrey, where he attracted attention in the neighborhood by being the only Japanese child. In his teens he wanted to be a rock star - in fact, in 1973, Ishiguro worked for a time as a grousebeater for the Queen Mother at Balmoral Castle, in Aberdeen, Scotland - but in 1983 he became a full-time writer.
One of his teachers in the creative-writing program at the University of East Anglia was Angela Carter.
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994
His father was born in Shanghai in 1920.
Came to London with his family in 1960.

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