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Author Kazuo Ishiguro speaks to the media outside his home, following the announcement that he has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in London October 5, 2017. — Reuters picAuthor Kazuo Ishiguro speaks to the media outside his home, following the announcement that he has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in London October 5, 2017. — Reuters picLONDON, Oct 6 — British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro said yesterday it was amazing and totally unexpected that he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature, adding he hoped the win would support the “forces for good” in the world.

Ishiguro, 62, who was born in Japan and raised in Britain, said that he initially thought reports of his victory were a hoax.

“This is amazing and totally unexpected news for me,” he told reporters at his house in north London.

“It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honour will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for good.” — Reuters

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