Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro taught by Leicester alumnus Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury

This morning, British writer Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Ishiguro is a novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. His extensive list of successful works includes renowned texts The Remains of the Day (1989), Never Let Me Go (2005) and The Buried Giant (2015).

Ishiguro’s academic past holds an interesting connection to the University of Leicester. After graduating from the University of Kent with a BA in English and Philosophy, he went on to complete a Master's in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia- where he was taught by Leicester alumnus Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury.

Esteemed academic and author of The History Man, Malcom Bradbury read English at University College, Leicester- graduating with a First Class BA in 1953. Bradbury's famed 1959 novel Eating People is Wrong is considered to have been inspired by his own experience at Leicester. After completing his PhD, Bradbury launched the MA in Creative Writing course- attended by both Ishiguro and fellow acclaimed author Ian McEwan.