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New Murakami book coming out in December

Haruki MurakamiOfficials at Knopf announced today that they will publish The Strange Library, an illustrated story by Haruki Murakami. The book will be released on December 2, and will be Murakami’s second work of fiction published in 2014, following the #1 bestseller Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, which debuted last month. Read more

Review: Haruki Murakami’s Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki

Murakami returns with a harmonious blend of naivety and riddling sophistication: The Independent, UK

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami, who ran a jazz bar in Tokyo before he turned to fiction, often makes music a key to unlock his world. On one level, his latest novel – at 300 pages, a mere bagatelle next to the three-movement, 1,000-page symphony of 1Q84 – honours and interprets one cornerstone of the Romantic piano repertoire. Franz Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage, his pianistic “memoir” of youthful search and struggle, accompanies the action and reflection of this book in the form of two favoured recordings, by Lazar Berman and Alfred Brendel. Read more

Haruki Murakami’s new novel due in English this summer

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, already topping charts across Europe, will be published in the UK in August: The Guardian

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami’s UK publisher has announced that the Japanese author’s latest novel, which is currently topping charts in Germany, Spain and Holland, will be released in August in the UK.

Harvill Secker said that Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage would be published in English on 12 August, in a translation from Philip Gabriel. The book sold one million copies in its first week on sale in Japan last April, and new translations in German, Spanish and Dutch are already topping bestseller lists, according to the publisher. Read more