Acclaimed author Haruki Murakami will provide a rare public talk in Tokyo on April 27 to commemorate the release of his new book, “Murakami Haruki Honyaku Hotondo Zenshigoto” (Translation Works of Haruki Murakami).

The new work features Murakami’s career path as a translator, and the best-selling writer intends to recite one of the pieces he translated at the talk for the first time.

Chuokoron-Shinsha Inc. and Kinokuniya Co. are jointly organizing the event at 468-seat Kinokuniya Southern Theater Takashimaya in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward. The venue is located on the seventh floor of the south hall of Takashimaya Times Square.

It will start at 7 p.m.

Murakami will be joined by Motoyuki Shibata, also a translator, to teach the audience how to translate in a practical way.

The admission fee for the event is 3,240 yen ($28.60). Visitors will receive Murakami’s new book.

Those who wish to attend must apply for a reservation drawing from April 3 to 6 after registering their membership via Kinokuniya’s official website in Japanese: (