Japanese author Haruki Murakami, who is known for “magical realism,” is back
Haruki Murakami writes a new novel after six years.
Publishing house Shinchosha announced that they will be releasing Murakami’s new novel on April 13, 2023.
Shinchosha Publishing adds that the book will be printed in Japanese first, then will be available in translated versions after. However, the novel’s plot and title have yet to be revealed.
Murakami’s last novel was “Killing Commendatore,” released back in February 2017. It tells the story of a portrait painter in Tokyo who was in the middle of a separation with his wife.
Murakami started his career in 1979. His novel “Listen to the Song of the Wind” won the Gunzo Prize for New Writers in Japan.
Murukami has been known as the author of the books such as “Norwegian Wood,” “Kafka on the Shore,” “1Q84,” and short stories like “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning.”
“Kafka on the Shore,” in particular, was recognized among the New York Times 10 Best Books in 2005.
Among the awards Murakami’s literary works have received are: 2006 Franz Kafka Prize, 2009 Jerusalem Prize, 2011 Catalunya International Prize, 2014 Welt Literary Prize, 2016 Hans Christian Literature Award, and 2022 Chino Derduca World Prize in France.
His genre is best described as magical realism—a fusion of realistic fiction and magical moments in a story.
Meanwhile, the publisher of his book, Shinchosha, is a Japanese publishing house who has been printing magazines, mangas, and the likes. This includes the now Netflix series called “Ways of a House Husband.”
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