UT Regents approve acquisition of Ishiguro archive

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Kazuo Ishiguro meets fans and signs copies of his new novel 'The Buried Giant' at Waterstone's, Piccadilly on March 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02:  Kazuo Ishiguro meets fans and signs copies of his new novel 'The Buried Giant' at Waterstone's, Piccadilly on March 2, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Kazuo Ishiguro meets fans and signs copies of his new novel ‘The Buried Giant’ at Waterstone’s, Piccadilly on March 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The University of Texas Regents have approved $1.1 million in spending by the Harry Ransom Center to acquire the archive of acclaimed British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

Ishiguro, who is of Japanese descent, has received four Man Booker Prize nominations and won the 1989 award for his novel, “The Remains of the Day,” which eventually was made into an acclaimed movie.

His seventh novel, “The Buried Giant,” was published in March.

The Ransom Center has not announced any details about the acquisition, since it was awaiting approval for the purchase.


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