Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and came to Britain at the age of five. He is the author of six novels:A Pale View of Hills(1982, Winifred Holtby Prize), An Artist of the Floating World(1986, Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Premio Scanno, shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Remains of the Day (1989, winner of the Booker Prize) and Never Let Me Go (2005, shortlisted for the Booker Prize). Kazuo Ishiguro's work has been translated into thirty languages.The Remains of the Day became an international bestseller, with over one million copies sold in the English language alone, and was adapted into an award-winning film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
In 1995 Ishiguro received an OBE for services to literature, and in 1998 the French decoration of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.