Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 has been awarded on Thursday, October 5th, to English writer of Japanese descent Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
There is no obvious trace of political influence on this decision, causing the literary community to rejoice and breathe easy. ‘It’s been rough in the past with Müller, Kertész, and Alexievich winning. Not to mention the Bob Dylan controversy of last year’, Mr. Knowles, a purist defender of aesthetic value comments on the situation.
‘It seems like some things have returned to normal. In a largely divided Europe, with growing tension among countries all over the world, at least this aspect of our society has gotten back in check. It’s good for the people’, public opinion researcher, Ms. Roll, shares her findings with our reporter with a visible air of relief.
Contacted by our team the spokesperson for the Nobel committee declared: ‘We’re just tired of scandal and accusations, to be honest. The choice is either too political, too unconventional or a woman. This year we’ll just lay low and pick someone whose books were made into movies.’
Only God knows what Philip Roth must be feeling right now.