‘The Buried Giant’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
‘The Buried Giant’ is the new novel by UEA alumnus Kazuo Ishiguro and is published by Faber and Faber this week. Kazuo graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1980 and is the author of six previous novels: ‘A Pale View of Hills’ (1982), which won the Winifred Holtby Prize; ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ (1986), which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; ‘The Remains of the Day’ (1989), which won the Booker Prize; ‘The Unconsoled’ (1995), which won the Cheltenham Prize; ‘When We Were Orphans’ (2000), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; and Never Let Me Go (2005), also shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize). He has also published a book of short stories, ‘Nocturnes’ (2009). In 1995 he received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.