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Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.

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1Q84
Written by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel
Knopf | Hardcover | October 2011
$30.50/(Canada) | 978-0-307-59331-3 (0-307-59331-2)

“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that... Read more






1Q84
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$16.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47646-3 (0-307-47646-4)

“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that... Read more






After Dark
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27873-9 (0-307-27873-5)

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore... Read more






After the Quake
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71327-9 (0-375-71327-1)

The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human... Read more






Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9608-4 (1-4000-9608-1)

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are... Read more






Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Written by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel
Knopf | Hardcover | August 12, 2014
$25.00/(Canada) | 978-0-385-35210-9 (0-385-35210-7)

The new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84. Read more






Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Written by Haruki Murakami
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | August 12, 2014
$25.00/(Canada) | 978-0-8041-9453-2 (0-8041-9453-X)

The new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84.


From the Hardcover edition. Read more






Dance Dance Dance
Written by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1995
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75379-7 (0-679-75379-6)

In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.

As he... Read more






The Elephant Vanishes
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1994
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75053-6 (0-679-75053-3)

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into... Read more






Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1993
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74346-0 (0-679-74346-4)

Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall. Read more






Kafka on the Shore
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7927-8 (1-4000-7927-6)

Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now... Read more






Norwegian Wood
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70402-4 (0-375-70402-7)

First American Publication

This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time.  It is sure to be a literary event.

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student... Read more






Norwegian Wood (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95062-8 (0-307-95062-X)

A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo... Read more






South of the Border, West of the Sun
Written by Haruki Murakami, Translated by Philip Gabriel
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$14.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76739-8 (0-679-76739-8)

In South of the Border, West of the Sun, the simple arc of a man's life--with its attendant rhythms of success and disappointment--becomes the exquisite literary terrain of Haruki Murakami's most haunting work.

Born in 1951 in an affluent Tokyo suburb, Hajime--beginning in Japanese--has arrived at middle age wanting for almost... Read more






Sputnik Sweetheart
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72605-7 (0-375-72605-5)

Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.

A college student, identified only as “K,” falls in love... Read more






Underground
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2001
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72580-7 (0-375-72580-6)

From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound.

In March of 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas... Read more






What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$14.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-38983-1 (0-307-38983-9)

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write about it as well. The result is a beautiful memoir about his intertwined obsessions... Read more






A Wild Sheep Chase
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71894-6 (0-375-71894-X)

A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation.

It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is... Read more






The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Written by Haruki Murakami
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1998
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-77543-0 (0-679-77543-9)

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.

In a Tokyo suburb a young man... Read more






The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
Written by The New Yorker Magazine, Contribution by Haruki Murakami, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher, Foreword by Anthony Lane
Random House | Hardcover | October 2013
$40.00/46.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64477-4 (0-679-64477-6)

Look what The New Yorker dragged in! It’s the purr-fect gathering of talent celebrating our feline companions. This bountiful collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives. Among the contributors are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl... Read more





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