Kazuo Ishiguro won international recognition with his novel The Remains of the Day. He won the distinguished Booker Award for this book in 1989. It was later adapted to a movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. The Japanese born British writer has released his latest book The Unconsoled, Alfred A. Knopf 1995. A story about the mixed blessings of celebrity from the point of view of a concert pianist. Other titles by Ishiguro include: A Pale View of the Hills, An Artist of the Floating World.