Kazuo Ishiguro: A Timeline

1954 (November 8) born; Nagasaki, Japan

1960 moved to Great Britain

1973 worked as grouse beater for Queen Mother at Balmoral Castle; Aberdeen, Scotland

1976 community worker, Renfrew Social Works Department; Renfrew, Scotland

1978 received B.A. (with honors) from University of Kent

1979-80 residential social worker, West London Cyrenians Ltd.; London, England

1980 received M.A. from University of East Anglia

1981 began authorial career with contribution to Introduction 7: Stories by New Writers

1982 published A Pale View of Hills (later included among "notable books of 1982" by American Library Association)

resettlement worker, West London Cyrenians Ltd.

1983 Winifred Holtby Award from Royal Society of Literature (for A Pale View of Hills )

1984 writer's bursary from the Arts Council of Great Britain

1984 television script, A Profile of Arthur J. Mason, broadcast

1986 television script, The Gourmet, broadcast

1989 The Remains of the Day, winner of the Booker Prize, film rights purchased by Harold Pinter

1995 The Unconsoled.