What novelist Haruki Murakami depicts often seems to have been inspired by things typically Japanese, but his works have attracted a worldwide following with their universal appeal. Why? On this page, we delve into the secrets behind Murakami's success through feature articles, shedding new light on his life and works. The stories also cover fans eager to see if, and when, Murakami is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Novels have vital role for society, Murakami tells college freshmen
April 2, 2021
Murakami reads work, recalls his Valentine’s Day at rare live show
February 15, 2021
Murakami urges politicians to speak sincerely about virus
January 2, 2021
Murakami to ring in new year at the mic as host of radio show
December 11, 2020
Murakami’s new collection of short stories due out in July
June 4, 2020
Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits
May 23, 2020
Haruki Murakami to DJ ‘Stay Home’ radio special amid shutdown
May 12, 2020
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