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Murakami to publish first short story collection in 9 years

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Best-selling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami next month will publish his first compilation of short stories in nine years, including one new offering, his publisher said Monday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan town fuming over Murakami fiction portrayal

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A small Japanese 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.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Haruki Murakami novel Japan’s 2013 best-seller

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The new novel by literary superstar Haruki Murakami was Japan’s biggest-selling book of 2013, the nation’s largest distributer said.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Murakami seen leading Nobel literature race with no clear winner

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n a year with no clear favorites, Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami appears to be the front-runner to win the Nobel Prize for Literature this week.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan’s Murakami favorite for Nobel prize

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Japanese literary superstar Haruki Murakami is favourite for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, betting odds showed Friday, after repeatedly being mentioned as a contender for the prestigious global gong.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Crazy about Haruki Murakami!


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I HAVE no particular affection for the Japanese, since I was alive during the war when they were at their worst behavior. I have only one Japanese friend, Shoko Matsumoto, who is a lighting designer and has devoted most of her professional life trying to make such a calling viable for Filipinos.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Writing is like going to a dark place—Murakami

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Bestselling author Haruki Murakami said Monday that writing a novel is like descending to a very dark second basement of your psyche, when you are not even sure where the corridors are.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Murakami novel has 500,000 pre-release print run

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The eagerly-awaited new novel from Haruki Murakami set for release this week will have an initial hardback printrun of half a million copies, the Japanese publisher said Tuesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Shy author Murakami to speak in public in Japan

Haruki Murakami. AFP FILE PHOTO

Bestselling author Haruki Murakami is to appear at a Q and A session in Japan in May, in a rare public appearance for the publicity-shy but wildly popular writer, its organiser said Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Haruki Murakami’s new book out in April—publisher

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Author Haruki Murakami’s new novel will hit book stores in April, three years after the final instalment of “1Q84″, his Japanese publisher has said.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Haruki Murakami’s big book

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Either due to ambition or page count, certain books need to be approached like projects by readers. Like rare animals, these cannot be expected to behave the same way as the more usual books. The greater the ambition, the greater the page count, the more readers have to prepare themselves to devote time and effort to be able to finish reading such monoliths.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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