They’ve announced that English author Kazuo Ishiguro is the 2017 Nobel laureate. A quite well-known author — and of course he has a place in my Guide …..
I’ve collected quite a few more links to information and reaction over at the Literary Saloon, so check those out.
Yes, I was just the tiniest bit worried that the new Nobel laureate would be a writer of fiction that I had somehow missed and not included in my The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction. Well, I didn’t include him — but then he isn’t known for his fiction: they’ve announced that the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded to … Bob Dylan.
The biggest author prize of them all, the Nobel Prize in Literature, will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, 13 October, at 13:00 Stockholm time (that’s 7:00 AM EST); you can watch the announcement live at the official site.