Ishiguro receives knighthood

The Associated Press

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Yomiuri ShimbunLONDON — Kazuo Ishiguro, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, has received a knighthood for his services to literature, the British government announced Friday.

The Japan-born novelist will henceforth be addressed with the prefix “Sir” as a recipient of the honor.

The BBC quoted Ishiguro, 63, as commenting: “Deeply touched to receive this honor from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy.”

Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki in 1954 and moved to Britain at age 5 when his father assumed a post at a British research institution. He became a British citizen in 1983.Speech

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