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 ...

Murakami in running for Nobel

Oct 9, 2013

Murakami in running for Nobel

by Camille Bas-Wohlert

In a year with no clear favorites, novelist Haruki Murakami appears to be the front-runner to win the Nobel Prize in literature this week. Murakami, known across the globe for works such as “Norwegian Wood” and “1Q84,” heads the list at British bookmaker Ladbrokes ...