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A sequel to success for Kazuo Ishiguro? Author may win his second Booker Prize 32 years after first

He won the Booker Prize in 1989 for his heart-breaking portrayal of unspoken love in The Remains Of The Day.

And now, 32 years on, Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is in the running for a second win as his latest novel, Klara And The Sun, has been longlisted for this year's prize.

This is the fifth time the Nobel Prize-winning British writer has been nominated for a Booker after being shortlisted in 1986 for An Artist Of The Floating World, in 2000 for When We Were Orphans and in 2005 for Never Let Me Go. 

Sir Kazuo Ishiguro is in the running for a second win as his latest novel, Klara And The Sun, has been longlisted for this year's prize.

He will go up against the previously shortlisted Richard Powers for Bewilderment, Damon Galgut for The Promise and Sunjeev Sahota for China Room. 

The acclaimed Sir Kazuo, 66, also finds himself in the running with two debut novelists: Nathan Harris for The Sweetness Of Water and Patricia Lockwood for No One Is Talking About This. 

Historian Maya Jasanoff, chairman of the Booker judges, said: 'One thing that unites these books is their power to absorb the reader in an unusual story, and to do so in an artful, distinctive voice.

His latest novel, Klara And The Sun, has been longlisted for this year's Booker Prize

'It's particularly resonant during the pandemic to note that all of these books have important things to say about the nature of community, from the tiny and secluded to the unmeasurable expanse of cyberspace.'

The shortlist of six books will be unveiled on September 14.

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