Kazuo Ishiguro has been selected as the 2011 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Winner. Where can I learn more about him and his work?

You can learn more about Kazuo Ishiguro and his career through the Biography in Context database. First click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name Kazuo Ishiguro and you'll be taken to his entry, which includes an exandable bio, as well as collections of articles and information from reference works, news agencies, magazines, and academic journals.

To find out more about his novels, try Novelist Plus, which provides book summaries, reviews, and book discussion group guides. You can also read the first chapters of some of his books through the Novelist database, including Never Let Me Go and The Unconsoled. To access Novelist, go to the Explore tab of the homepage, but instead of clcking the tab itself, look for the drop down menu that pops up. The database is under the Readers Tools list. You can perform searches by author or title.

And of course don't forget that Kazuo Ishiguro himself will be joining us in December to accept his award. For information on his visit, check out the Helmerich Award website.