Kazuo Ishiguro is a world-renowned author of The Remains of the Day, Klara and the Sun, Never Let Me Go, and other novels.

Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan and his family relocated to Britain when he was five years old. His writing has earned him numerous awards and honors around the world, but the most coveted has to be the Nobel Prize in Literature. Kazuo has had his books adapted into films with The Remains of the Day, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson, leading to numerous awards and nominations for the cast. He has been decorated with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from France and the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star from Japan.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Pale View of Hills (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Artist of the Floating World (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Remains of the Day (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unconsoled (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When We Were Orphans (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Let Me Go (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Buried Giant (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Klara and the Sun (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Village After Dark (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Faber Stories Books

A Good Man Is Hard To Find (By: Flannery O'Connor) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Inner Room (By: Robert Aickman) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daughters of Passion (By: Julia O'Faolain) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Giacomo Joyce (By: Richard Ellmann) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Homeland (By: Barbara Kingsolver) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shanti (By: Vikram Chandra) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine (By: Thom Jones) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Elegy for Easterly (By: Petina Gappah) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shielding of Mrs Forbes (By: Alan Bennett) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cheater's Guide to Love (By: Junot Díaz) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mrs Fox (By: Sarah Hall) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mostly Hero (By: Anna Burns) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mr Salary (By: Sally Rooney) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Come Rain or Come Shine (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Victim (By: P.D. James) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dante and the Lobster (By: Samuel Beckett) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Paradise (By: Edna O'Brien) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cosmopolitan (By: Akhil Sharma) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lydia Steptoe Stories (By: Djuna Barnes) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom (By: Sylvia Plath) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Terrific Mother (By: Lorrie Moore) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Country Funeral (By: John McGahern) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Forester's Daughter (By: Claire Keegan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Types of Solitude (By: Brian W. Aldiss) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A River in Egypt (By: David Means) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fairy Tales (By: Marianne Moore) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghostly Stories (By: Celia Fremlin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Intruders (By: Adrian Tomine) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Kazuo Ishiguro Books, You’ll Love…

Klara and the Sun tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities. She has a place in the store where she carefully watches the behavior of the people who come into the store as well as those who pass by outside. Klara has a dream that one day a customer will choose her and she will be able to leave the store. Kazuo’s book has an unforgettable narrator and a story that explores the question of life: what does it mean to love?

Another well-received book by Ishiguro is Never Let Me Go. This book focuses on Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. When they were children they went to an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside where they constantly reminded of just how special they were. Now, Kathy is a young woman and Ruth and Tommy have just reentered her life. The connection makes Kathy look back on their shared past in order to understand just what it is that truly makes them special, and how they can us that gift to shape their future together.

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