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Here's everything you need to know about ‪‪Kazuo Ishiguro,‬ who just won the ‪Nobel Prize in Literature

Business Insider Logo By Carrie Wittmer of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 8: <p>Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.</p><p> The prize committee in Sweden said his works uncovered "the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."</p><p> Ishiguro has written eight novels since he started working as a full-time writer in the early eighties. Several of his novels have been made into movies (including one that was nominated for eight Oscars), and he's written some screenplays himself. </p><p> The award was announced on The Nobel Prize Twitter this morning:</p><p>Tweet Embed:<br> https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/915894552380215296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw<br> BREAKING NEWS The 2017 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NobelPrize?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"> #NobelPrize</a> in Literature is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro <a href="https://t.co/j9kYaeMZH6">pic.twitter.com/j9kYaeMZH6</a></p><p> "If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell," Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/books/nobel-prize-literature.html?_r=0"> said on Thursday</a> when awarding Ishiguro. "But you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix. Then you stir, but not too much, then you have his writings."</p><p><strong>Here's everything you should know about Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and his novels:</strong></p>

Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.

The prize committee in Sweden said his works uncovered "the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

Ishiguro has written eight novels since he started working as a full-time writer in the early eighties. Several of his novels have been made into movies (including one that was nominated for eight Oscars), and he's written some screenplays himself.

The award was announced on The Nobel Prize Twitter this morning:

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BREAKING NEWS The 2017 #NobelPrize in Literature is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro pic.twitter.com/j9kYaeMZH6

"If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell," Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said on Thursday when awarding Ishiguro. "But you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix. Then you stir, but not too much, then you have his writings."

Here's everything you should know about Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro and his novels:

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