2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature goes to…
Unlike last years winner (Bob Dylan), this year’s winner makes sense to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bob Dylan but I don’t think he merited the award when there are many authors who deserve to be recognized for the craft to which they dedicate their whole life and careers.
Unlike the majority of the literary world, I don’t love Ishiguro’s books, although I have liked several. For some reason I have never really connected with them in the ways others have. I also happen to have hated his last book. That said, I think he’s talented and has a strong record of producing high quality literature that many people do love. It’s a choice that makes sense to me and he is an author who deserves to win.
The Swedish Academy stated that Ishiguro has “uncovered the abyss beneath the illusory sense of connection with the world.”
Here is a list of his novels:
A Pale View of the Hills: This is one of this books that I did love.
An Artist of the Floating World
Remains of the Day
When we were Orphans
Never Let me Go
The Buried Giant
What do you think of Ishiguro? Do you love, like, or dislike his books? Do you think he deserves to win the Nobel for Literature?