University of East Anglia graduate and author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize for Literature
- Credit: Jeff Cottenden
An author who studied at the University of East Anglia has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Kazuo Ishiguro was announced as the winner of the 2017 award on Thursday.
The author - whose most famous novels The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go have both been adapted into films - gained his master's degree from the Norwich university's creative writing course in 1980, where his tutors were Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.
The novelist was praised by the Swedish Academy as a writer 'who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world'.
The 62-year-old, who has written eight books, said the award was 'flabbergastingly flattering'.
You may also want to watch:
He is due to visit the University of East Anglia on Wednesday, October 11 from 7pm to 8pm.
The university took to Twitter to congratulate the author.
- 1 Roads flooded on east coast after heavy rain
- 2 Two Norfolk villages named among most beautiful to visit in England
- 3 Man put hidden camera in bedroom to spy on wife
- 4 Driver taken to hospital after four-car crash on key road into Norwich
- 5 Man in critical condition after being stabbed in Thetford
- 6 Machinery sale marks end of family's 100-year farming history
- 7 Robbers knock out boy, 14, and steal trainers from his feet
- 8 Unlikely new use for city's Samson and Hercules building
- 9 'Pray for Paul today' - wife's plea as gallbladder op victim faces surgery
- 10 Woman taken to hospital following crash on A146
Its vice-chancellor, professor David Richardson, tweeted: 'Very proud of our alumnus Kazuo Ishiguro. Congratulations on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.'