I wrote about 'the Buried Giant' some time ago. This novel was written by British writer Kazuo Ishiguro and he has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature!
Mr Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to U.K. when he was five years old. Mr Ishiguro grew up in Japanese language environment (his Japanese parents kept Japanese communication at home) and he understands Japanese now (but he is not so good when it comes to speaking, apprently).
If you want to know more details of this news, you can find here (the BBC site), for example.