Posted October. 08, 2017 07:00,
Updated October. 08, 2017 07:37
Unlike last year’s Nobel laureate in literature Bob Dylan who failed to make comments for more than a month after announcement, Ishiguro immediately expressed his feeling. “It's a magnificent honor, mainly because it means that I'm in the footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived, so that's a terrific commendation,” the Japanese-born British novelist told the BBC.
Japan wildly cheered upon hearing news on the Nobel committee’s selection of Ishiguro. Japanese dailies issued extras. “He also has many fans in Japan. I wish to join them to congratulate,” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in his immediate congratulatory message.