British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature.
It was announced by Professor Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
Japanese-born Ishiguro won the prize for uncovering “the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world,” the Swedish Academy said on awarding the nine million crown ($1.1 million/936,000 euros) prize.
The award marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature after the 2016 prize went to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.
The prize is named after dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.