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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949. Following the publication of his first novel in Japanese in 1979, he sold the jazz bar he ran with his wife and became a full-time writer. It was with the publication of Norwegian Wood - which has to date sold more than 4 million copies in Japan alone - that the author was truly catapulted into the limelight. Known for his surrealistic world of mysterious (and often disappearing) women, cats, earlobes, wells, Western culture, music and quirky first-person narratives, he is now Japan’s best-known novelist abroad. Nine novels, three short story collections and one work of non-fiction are currently available in English translation.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Haruki Murakami

Men Without Women Stories by Haruki Murakami
Men Without Women Stories
Haruki Murakami
Across seven tales, the author brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. He tells the stories of vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2017
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Nothing need be said about this book except that it is by Murakami. That is endorsement enough. If you are acquainted with this world class literary master that is all you need to know. If you have never read Murakami,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2015
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library
Haruki Murakami
This is a strange little book indeed; soulful, sorrowful and yet curiously engaging and charming. Translated from Japanese and including wonderful illustrations, drawings and photos, this quirky tale draws you into it’s deep dark secrets from the moment you turn...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Nothing need be said about this book except that it is by Murakami. That is endorsement enough. If you are acquainted with this world class literary master that is all you need to know. If you have never read Murakami,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
1Q84 Book 3 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 Book 3
Haruki Murakami
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011. At the close of Book Two, Aomame and Tengo found themselves in perilous situations, threatened and confused. In this third book, both are pursued by persons and forces they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
1Q84 Books 1 and 2 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84 Books 1 and 2
Haruki Murakami
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011. Haruki Murakami is an international phenomenon. When Books One and Two of his latest masterpiece, 1Q84 , were published in Japan, a million copies were sold in one month,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
‘Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down’ Daily Telegraph
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami
Ten books down the line and suddenly the critics are taking note of this exceptional writer. Surreal, highly imaginative and gloriously inventive, this follows the very strange journeys of two remarkable characters. You’ve got to read him to appreciate there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2005
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami
Trailed as his most important book for 10 years follows the mysteriously intertwined lives of Kafka Tamura a 15 year old runaway and Nakata a tracker of lost cats
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2005

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