Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka On The Shore, After Dark, 1Q84 and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His most recent novel is Colorless Tsukuru and His Years of Pilgrimage. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera and V.S. Naipaul.

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To celebrate the release of COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, here are five of our favourite Haruki Murakami novels scored against our highly scientific ‘Surreal’ scale. Telekinesis and a storm of fish rate quite highly, a sky of two moons falls mid-range, while the sudden return of a childhood friend sits at the lower end of the scale. Bonus points were awarded for cats.

To celebrate the publication of COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE, Random House Australia will be hosting a very short film festival. Find out details on how to enter and how you can win your own pilgrimage worth $3,000!



Books by Haruki Murakami