Yesterday, the Swedish Academy awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature to Kazuo Ishiguro.
Most well-known for his 1989 novel The Remains of the Day, which won the Booker Prize, Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki and moved to England with his family at the age of 5.
Ishiguro has published several novels over a 35-year career. His 2005 novel, Never Let Me Go, was adapted into a film starring Kiera Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield, and his most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was released to critical acclaim in 2015.
To learn more about Ishiguro, read this feature story by the BBC.