A Japanese-born English writer, winner of the Booker Prize and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Many of his works revolve around memory and forgetfulness, and people who find themselves strangers in their own cultures - in particular, since his family moved from Japan to England when he was only five, some of his novels revolve around uprooted Japanese characters. Works with pages on this wiki include:
- Sci Fi Ghetto: Either because as a Booker and Nobel winner he's regarded as a "Proper Novelist", or the outsized influence of his Breakout Hit The Remains of the Day on his reputation, critics are eternally confounded when he dabbles with light SF (Never Let Me Go), Arthurian fantasy (The Buried Giant) or a detective novel (When We Were Orphans). Even The Other Wiki says The Buried Giant wasn't nominated for a "major award" despite being nominated for Best Novel in both the Nebula Award and the Locus Awards. When it was being published, Ursula K. Le Guin herself tore into Ishiguro for endorsing the ghetto, leading Ishiguro to write a rebuttal. Compounding the issue, critics who don't believe in the ghetto often criticise his work for not committing enough to the genre elements.