Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and emigrated to Britain with his family in 1960. He was educated at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of East Anglia. His novels are A Pale View of Hills, An Artist of the Floating World, The Remains of the Day (for which he won the Booker Prize in 1989), The Unconsoled, When We Were Orphans and Never Let Me Go. His most recent book is a collection of interlinked short stories Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. He was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1983, and again in 1993.