Inside author David Mitchell's metaphysical mind

Aug 30, 2014

Inside author David Mitchell's metaphysical mind

by Andrew Lee

Outside the vista windows of the Hotel New Otani’s Garden Lounge cafe in Tokyo, it’s snowing, in March, and it suddenly feels like the spring flowers in the Japanese garden below may have popped too soon. David Mitchell wonders aloud what kind of flowers ...

Haruki Murakami's Cool Japan

| Aug 22, 2014

Haruki Murakami's Cool Japan

by Roland Kelts

I was in New York last week to host a launch event for the English translation of Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.” My good friend and Murakami translator Ted Goossen, professor at York University in Toronto, joined ...

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

Aug 15, 2014

Haruki Murakami's new novel journeys to the past

by Hillel Italie

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 ...

Feb 6, 2014

Hokkaido town fumes over portrayal in new Haruki Murakami story

A small town was fuming at best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami on Wednesday after a new story appeared to suggest its residents habitually throw lit cigarettes from car windows. The remote town of Nakatonbetsu in Hokkaido says it will demand an explanation from the publisher ...