The City and Its Uncertain Walls

March 13, 2023 By mk

On 1 March 2023, the title of Haruki Murakami’s new novel ‘The City and Its Uncertain Walls’, to be published on 13 April, was announced in Japan. Posters notifying the new book are appearing in Tokyo bookstores, and Amazon, which had been accepting pre-orders even before the title was announced, quickly updated its page. Everyone […]

New Novel, 13 April 2023

February 1, 2023 By murakamiclub

Announced today, Haruki Murakami’s new novel will be released in Japan on 13 April 2023. The Release The publisher, Shinchosha, delivered a concise release on 1 February 2023 at 00:00 (JST). “On 13 April 2023, Shinchosha will publish Haruki Murakami’s new novel (1200 manuscript pages). It will be the first entirely new piece published in […]

Picture books translated by Murakami

January 17, 2023 By murakamiclub

From the early part of his career, Haruki Murakami has been known for translating many novels into Japanese, including those by Fitzgerald and Salinger. At the same time, he has also translated picture books and has published 17 translated picture books, 13 by Chris Van Allsburg. Allsburg’s creative universe is full of strange and enchanting […]

Murakami’s interview in the newspaper

January 16, 2023 By murakamiclub

An interview with Haruki Murakami was published in today’s Mainichi Shimbun evening edition. In talking about his book ‘More, My Good Old Classical Records‘, published at the end of last year, he expressed his love for records in Murakami-esque way. “I like records because I can see the process. There are physical grooves, aren’t there? […]

Murakami in 2022

December 31, 2022 By mk

Here is a list of topics on Haruki Murakami in 2022. Murakami Radio is On This year, Murakami Radio, the radio show hosted by Murakami, continued to be broadcast with a total of 14 on air. ‘Murakami Radio Special Edition: Music to Stop the War’, broadcasted on 18 March, a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, […]

The Sheep Man’s Christmas

December 24, 2022 By mk

The Sheep Man’s Christmas is a picture book by Haruki Murakami, published in Japan in 1985. The illustrations are by Maki Sasaki, who drew the cover illustrations for Hear the Wind Sing (1979), Pinball in 1973 (1980), Wild Sheep Chase (1982) and A Perfect Day for Kangaroos (1983). Murakami was a fan of Sasaki’s illustrations […]

New Book: More, My Good Old Classical Records

December 19, 2022 By mk

On 15 December 2022, a new Murakami book, ‘More, My Good Old Classical Records’ was published in Japan. It is an essay book on his classical music record collection and a sequel to “My Good Old Classical Records,” published last year. In the preface, Murakami wrote that this book was neither a guidebook nor an […]

Photo in Hawaii displayed in Texas

December 17, 2022 By mk

In October 2022, Laura Wilson published a book, “The Writers: Portraits”, which includes photographs of 38 authors from around the world, including Haruki Murakami, According to Murakami’s recent interview, he went to Hawaii in February this year for the first time after the pandemic. He stayed there for three-four weeks (and listened to the news […]

Murakami goes to Wellesley

December 16, 2022 By mk

According to a recent interview, Murakami has been invited to stay at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA, from January to May 2023. During his stay, Murakami may give lectures and seminars at the college. He is looking forward to his stay; in addition to his life at the college, one of his pleasures is eating […]

Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami and Jack London

January 12, 2022 By mk

Murakami was born on 12 January 1949 and today is his 73rd birthday. Coincidentally, the birthday of Jack London (12 January 1876 – 22 November 1916) and Murakami are the same (London was born 73 years before Murakami), and Murakami once created a “Jack London Club” on the Internet for people with the same birthday […]