Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by UEA alumnus Kazuo Ishiguro, has been shortlisted in the fiction category of the 2022 Indie Book Awards, which are organised by the Bookseller’s Association. 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. The winner of the Indie Book Award will be announced on 24 June.