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I don't consider Ishiguro a mediocre writer by any standard, but his selection as laureate is meh: safe, popular, yes all that and more, or less. Though it's the first time in a while (how long?) that the winner didn't appear on Ladbrokes' list (also, first "professionally trained and accredited writer", MA-CW equiv of US MFA; mo meh visavis awarding, not to knock Ishiguro's craft or style). While not last year's nadir, this does little to change the downward arc the prize has taken in recent years for "relevance" (not to literature).
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Nobel Prize 2017 · General discussion