British author Kazuo Ishiguro has been named the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.
Upon receiving the news the 62-year-old expressed hopes the prize would be a force for good at a very uncertain time in our world.
In 1989, he won the Man Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1995 for his services to literature.
Born in Nagasaki in 1954, nine years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city, Ishiguro moved to the UK at the age of five, only returning to his country of birth some 3 decades later.
His debut novel, "A Pale View of Hills" and the subsequent "An Artist of the Floating World" both take place in Nagasaki a few years after World War Two.
This year's selection for the honors marks a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy.