Kazuo Ishiguro

1954 - Today

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Sir Kazuo Ishiguro (; born 8 November 1954) is a British novelist, screenwriter, musician, and short-story writer. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to Britain in 1960 with his parents when he was five. A graduate of the University of East Anglia, Ishiguro is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in English. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazuo Ishiguro has received more than 3,842,393 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Kazuo Ishiguro is the 572nd most popular writer (down from 506th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Japan (down from 58th in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among writers, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 572 out of 5,794Before him are Sándor Petőfi, Mo Yan, Marie-Antoine Carême, Dean Koontz, Gustav Meyrink, and Novatian. After him are Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, Franz Werfel, William McMaster Murdoch, and Adam de la Halle.

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Among people born in 1954, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 15Before him are James Cameron, Sócrates, Emir Kusturica, Shinzō Abe, Viktor Yushchenko, and Jean-Claude Juncker. After him are Oprah Winfrey, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Stieg Larsson, Mario Kempes, Matt Groening, and Ang Lee.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 71 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Suizei (-669), Tadamichi Kuribayashi (1891), Empress Michiko (1934), Tōgō Heihachirō (1848), Benkei (1155), and Shirō Ishii (1892). After him are Kenzō Tange (1913), Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Nichiren (1222), Dōgen (1200), and Kane Tanaka (1903).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Kazuo Ishiguro ranks 12Before him are Yasunari Kawabata (1899), Kenzaburō Ōe (1935), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sei Shōnagon (966), and Natsume Sōseki (1867). After him are Kōbō Abe (1924), Masaru Emoto (1943), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Mori Ōgai (1862), Issei Sagawa (1949), and Kobayashi Issa (1763).