2017 Nobel Prize for Literature to Kazuo Ishiguro

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Stockholm, October 6, 2017: Japanese-born Kazuo Ishiguro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. As per Swedish Academy, he is awarded for uncovering “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world,”. He has been awarded  the 9 million crown ($1.1 million) prize.

After the award to American singer- songwriter Bo Dylan, the award marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature.

Nobel prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901. Every year, achievements in science, literature and peace are awarded in accordance with his will.