Kazuo Ishiguro Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Kazuo Ishiguro

Full NameKazuo Ishiguro
ProfessionNovelist, screenwriter, short story writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 November 1954
Age (as in 2016)62 Years
Birth PlaceNagasaki, Japan
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownGuildford, Surrey, England
SchoolStoughton Primary School, Guildford
Woking County Grammar School, Surrey
College/UniversityUniversity of Kent, Canterbury
University of East Anglia, Norwich
Educational QualificationM.A. in Creative Editing
DebutWriting (Book): A Pale View of Hills (1982)
Screenplay: A Profile of Arthur J. Mason (1984)
Short Fiction: Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers (1981)
Film Adaptions: The Remains of the Day (1993)
FamilyFather- Shizuo Ishiguro (Oceanographer)
Mother- Shizuko
Brother- None
Sisters- 2
ReligionNot Known
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Lorna MacDougall (Social Worker)
Wife/SpouseLorna MacDougall (m. 1986-present)
Kazuo Ishiguro With His Wife
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Naomi Ishiguro

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Does Kazuo Ishiguro smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Kazuo Ishiguro drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Though he was born in Japan, his family moved to England when he was just five, because his father had to pursue the research at the National Institute of Oceanography.
  • In 1982, he was bestowed with the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for his first novel, ‘A Pale View of Hills.’
  • Kazuo has received four ‘Man Booker Prize’ nominations and a winning in the year 1989 for his novel, ‘The Remains of the Day.’
  • In 1993, he was published in the ‘Granta’ Best Young British Novelist.
  • His novel, ‘Never Let Me Go,’ was named by Time Magazine on its list of the top 100 English language novels, in the year 2005.
  • He co-wrote several songs for jazz singer Stacey Kent with her husband and has contributed to the lyrics of her 2007 album, ‘Breakfast on the Morning Tram,’ and 2013 album, ‘The Changing lights.’
  • Kazuo was ranked 32nd in The Times’ list of ‘The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.’
  • He was conferred upon with the prestigious Nobel Prize in the field of Literature, in October 2017.