Exciting news in the literature world… today it was announced Kazuo Ishiguro won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature!
As you may know from following me here and on Goodreads, I have great respect for Ishiguro as a writer. I do not agree with his outlook on all issues, and my reactions to his novels have ranged from jaw-dropping admiration and pure enjoyment to boredom and pure disgust. Nonetheless, he is a truly talented storyteller, who is not above using plain language to reach his readers. His genius lies in the fact that his simplicity of style never gets in the way of his subtlety or message. As a reader I am drawn into his world, and as a writer I remain in complete awe of his style. Kazuo Ishiguro is certainly a author of “axes” for frozen seas and, for the writing standard he sets, a worthy Nobel Prize laureate.