Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by UEA alumnus Kazuo Ishiguro, has been longlisted for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award. It was published by Faber & Faber last year. Kazuo graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1980 and is the author of seven 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; Never Let Me Go (2005), which was also shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize, and The Buried Giant (2015). He has also published a book of short stories, Nocturnes (2009). In 1995 he received an OBE for Services to Literature, and in 2017 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.