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I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan.

Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Remains of the Day is set in the large country house of an English lord in the period surrounding World War II. He became a British citizen in 1982. His fourth novel The Unconsoled takes place in an unnamed Central European city.

In 2008 The Times ranked Ishiguro 32nd on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Recently his novel Never Let Me Go has been adapted to film.

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