Kazuo Ishiguro speaks to the media outside his home, following the announcement that he has won the Nobel Prize in literature, in London, on Oct. 5. © Reuters


Kazuo Ishiguro: A writer free from boundaries

Recalling an encounter with the UK-based Nobel laureate

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