Kazuo Ishiguro

1954 - Today

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese: 石黒 一雄, Hepburn: Ishiguro Kazuo, ; born 8 November 1954) is a Japanese-born British novelist, screenwriter, musician, and short-story writer. He is one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary fiction authors writing in English, having been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazuo Ishiguro has received more than 5,631,649 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Kazuo Ishiguro is the 536th most popular writer (up from 540th in 2019), the 75th most popular biography from Japan (down from 69th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Writer.

Kazuo Ishiguro is most famous for his novel The Remains of the Day, which was turned into a movie in 1993. The novel is about a butler who spends his life serving an English lord.

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  • 5.6M

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  • 66.32

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  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.59

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  • 5.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Unconsoled
The Remains of the Day
When we were orphans
An artist of the floating world


Among writers, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 536 out of 7,302Before him are José Martí, Tyrtaeus, Robert Walser, Franz Werfel, Jacob L. Moreno, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. After him are Lorenzo Da Ponte, Paul Claudel, T. S. Eliot, Bai Juyi, Gaston Leroux, and Saint Naum.

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Among people born in 1954, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 19Before him are Sócrates, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Emir Kusturica, Jean-Claude Juncker, Mario Kempes, and Fernando Santos. After him are Oprah Winfrey, Dieter Bohlen, Stieg Larsson, Ray Liotta, Ang Lee, and Jorge Jesus.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 75 out of 6,245Before him are Fumio Kishida (1957), Akira Toriyama (1955), Uesugi Kenshin (1530), Shirō Ishii (1892), Date Masamune (1567), and Sonny Chiba (1939). After him are Utamaro (1753), Dōgen (1200), Tomoe Gozen (1157), Nichiren (1222), Emperor Annei (-577), and Jiro Horikoshi (1903).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 11Before him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Osamu Dazai (1909), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), and Natsume Sōseki (1867). After him are Kōbō Abe (1924), Sugawara no Michizane (845), Sei Shōnagon (966), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Masaru Emoto (1943), and Zeami Motokiyo (1363).