Hillel Italie

For Hillel Italie's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Dec 28, 2014

Amazon-Hachette feud headlined book news in 2014

Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. A dispute about e-book revenues between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group led to Amazon’s removing buy buttons, cutting discounts and reducing orders ...

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

Aug 15, 2014

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

Haruki Murakami’s new novel is yet another risky reunion with the past. “The past is my treasure chest, and once I open it, I have so many materials in there,” says the 65-year-old author, whose “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” was ...