Thursday, October 05, 2017

About Ishiguro

Will Self on Kazuo Ishiguro winning the Nobel Prize:
“He’s a fairly good writer and surely doesn’t deserve the dread ossification and disregard that garnishes such laurels.”

PS: Just seen this: the Harukists gather to mark their man’s perennial Nobel disappointment.

2 comments:

savannah said...

My husband's comment when he heard was, "What about Haruki Murakami?" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41521260

Tim Footman said...

Many people feel the same. And I think Murakami has more international appeal. But oddly, in Japan itself he's regarded as quite middle-brow and mainstream.