Kazuo Ishiguro's Nobel Prize In Literature Has Sparked Some Incredible Reactions On Twitter
British author Kazuo Ishiguro has just been announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, one of the book world's most prestigious awards. Which means that the books world is going absolutely crazy on Twitter right now. Last year's decision to give the prestigious award to folk singer Bob Dylan in 2016 was a controversial one, so nobody really knew what to expect this time around. After all, if there's anything readers love, it's drama. The announcement had many glued to their live-streams at 7 a.m. EST to hear the announcement from Sweden.
The Nobel Prize is often a hard one to predict, but last year's unexpected twist opened up the floodgates to some wonderfully bizarre predictions. In fact, many of us weren't even sure the laureate was going to be a writer at all. So hearing Ishiguro's name was almost a sigh of relief to many readers at home, and fans of his are especially psyched to see the author get some well-deserved recognition. Now that we know who the laureate is, we can celebrate his amazing work.
Of course, book Twitter was aflame with predictions, reactions, and tons of fun facts. So, take a look at some of the best tweets in response to this exciting announcement.
After last year's boomer litmus test I guess this is Taylor Swift's time to shine for the Nobel Literature prize— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) October 4, 2017
Fingers crossed this is a joke.
Congratulations to whoever “Kazuo Ishiguro” is on his having won whatever the “Nobel Prize for Literature” might be.— Faber Academy (@FaberAcademy) October 5, 2017
So many FEELINGS.
Of course, not EVERYBODY was paying attention.
And many book-lovers have fond memories of reading his work.
This gorgeous anecdote from the editor of 'The New York Times Book Review'
After my 12-year-old read “Never Let Me Go” this summer, I asked if she wanted to see the movie. “No, I want to keep it in my head.”— Pamela Paul (@PamelaPaulNYT) October 5, 2017
Who can resist a little Throwback Thursday?
This stark observation will resonate with every Ishiguro fan.
Good writers make me feel insecure, jealous or inspired. Kazuo Ishiguro makes me feel them all.— Kirsten Parucha (@KirstenParucha) October 5, 2017
I think we're all feeling this right now.
If nothing else goes right in the world today, at least Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.— Amanda D. (@librarianbug) October 5, 2017
Author Patrick Ness gave a heart-warming tribute.
Goodness, a Nobel winner I've not only heard of but have read most of. Also it must be said, a lovely man. Was kind when I was new & awkward— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) October 5, 2017