【Winner of 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature】 Kazuo Ishiguro is a best-selling author who has continued to attract attention from readers all over the world with his in-depth stories that explore human nature. His novel "The Remains of the Day" won the Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in English literature. Ishiguro visited Japan, where he held a special lecture before students studying English literature. Why do people read and write novels? Asking this question, the author questions the very existence of novels.