Category: Book

Murakami’s Lecture in Wellesley

June 7, 2023 By murakamiclub

On sale today, the July issue of Shincho Magazine features a transcript of the lecture given by Haruki Murakami at Wellesley College, USA, on 27 April, entitled ‘Writing Fiction in the Time Of Pandemic and War’. In it, Murakami introduces The City and Its Uncertain Walls, which was published in Japan in April and will […]

The Implicit Artwork for the Book

April 12, 2023 By murakamiclub

The City and Its Uncertain Walls, out tomorrow, features illustrations by Jun Tada. Jun Tada is an illustrator and printmaker who has provided artwork for books by many authors, including the Japanese translations of Ferdinand von Schirach and Paul Auster, as well as being noted for his feline illustrations. Tada’s illustrations depict the faint light […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]