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.


savannah said...

My husband's comment when he heard was, "What about Haruki Murakami?"

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.