REMAINS OF THE DAY Author Eying Comic Books As His Next Challenge

Kazuo Ishigiro
Kazuo Ishigiro
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Prose novelist Kazuo Ishigiro has expressed interest in writing comic books following his recent Nobel Literature Prize win. Associated Press reports that the British author told reporters during an unspecified Swedish event that he is "thinking of writing a comic series because he is fascinated by this way of telling stories."

"I think all storytelling forms need to be explored," he said.

Ishigiro, who was born in Japan, expressed admiration for the manga format and said that the techniques used there are similiar to how he writes prose fiction. He also notes 1930s superhero fiction as an inspiration.

Ishigiro is best-known for his 1989 novel The Remains of the Day, which was later adapted into an award-winning film. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize on four occassions, and in his naming as he 2017 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature was described as an author "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

No immediate comic book plans for Ishigiro have been announced.

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