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Haruki Murakami's new collection of short stories explores borders between reality, dreams and memory
Arts & Culture

Haruki Murakami's new collection of short stories explores borders between reality, dreams and memory

At first, you are carried along in the slipstream of bizarre but plausible detail — a feat Murakami achieves through the use of banal, if not clichéd, language.

Haruki Murakami collaborates with clothing brand Uniqlo to design t-shirts inspired by his life, work
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Haruki Murakami collaborates with clothing brand Uniqlo to design t-shirts inspired by his life, work

In a comprehensive interview with Uniqlo, Murakami opened up about style, fashion, and why he always wore a tie while in Italy.

Haruki Murakami hosts live jam for relaxation amid pandemic, says 'Good music heals people, fires up kindness'
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Haruki Murakami hosts live jam for relaxation amid pandemic, says 'Good music heals people, fires up kindness'

Despite the pandemic, Murakami — known for bestsellers including A Wild Sheep Chase, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and 1Q84 — said he still maintains a daily routine including running and writing, but the frequent world traveler has stayed in Japan.

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award cancelled: Public has been subjected to too many bad things in 2020, say judges
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The Bad Sex in Fiction Award cancelled: Public has been subjected to too many bad things in 2020, say judges

The award’s purpose, according to the magazine, is to honor the year’s “most outstandingly awful scene of sexual description” and to draw attention “to the poorly written, redundant or downright cringe-worthy passages of sexual description in modern fiction.”

Literature for the Video Age: Haruki Murakami is a popular author, but what is his literary legacy?
Life

Literature for the Video Age: Haruki Murakami is a popular author, but what is his literary legacy?

Haruki Murakami is a gifted writer since one devours his books and little of what he writes rings false. But he is not from an age that prides itself in its literature.

Burning movie review: Lee Chang Dong's film brings a Haruki Murakami short story to life — and how
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Burning movie review: Lee Chang Dong's film brings a Haruki Murakami short story to life — and how

Burning was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It was also selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore deemed 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors
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Haruki Murakami's Killing Commendatore deemed 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors

Haruki Murakami's novel Killing Commendatore cannot be sold to minors in Hong Kong and must be sealed in a wrapper with warning notices

Men Without Women book review: Haruki Murakami explores jazz music, alienation and more
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Men Without Women book review: Haruki Murakami explores jazz music, alienation and more

The book is typical Murakami. The women are strong, cats make an appearance, there's jazz music, whisky, sex and adultery, a sense of loss and most of all — alienation.

It's time to relieve women of 'home manager' role, even as debate rages over men's share in household chores
India

It's time to relieve women of 'home manager' role, even as debate rages over men's share in household chores

A discussion on Quora seems to have made many men in the country vocal about the skewed participation of men and women in household chores

On Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate: How I was Robert Zimmermanned into submission
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On Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate: How I was Robert Zimmermanned into submission

Let’s just say that Dylan likes making his own avatars, and remember that the word, in Indian demotic ranges from devout to uncomplimentary.

Nobel Prize in literature: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Haruki Murakami among favourites to win
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Nobel Prize in literature: Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Haruki Murakami among favourites to win

Literary circles are abuzz with speculation ahead of Thursday's Nobel Literature Prize announcement, with award watchers suggesting this year's honours could go to a controversial writer such as Syrian-born poet Adonis.

Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry Prize could go to gene-editing, new elements or rechargeable batteries
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Nobel Prize 2016: Chemistry Prize could go to gene-editing, new elements or rechargeable batteries

The Nobel Chemistry Prize is to be announced on Wednesday, with observers suggesting it could go to gene-editing, the invention of the rechargeable battery or the discovery of new periodic elements.

Cats to Japanese baseball, Murakami will answer your questions online for next 2 weeks
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Cats to Japanese baseball, Murakami will answer your questions online for next 2 weeks

If you are troubled, lost in life or just feel like discussing cats and Japanese baseball, visit "Mr Murakami's Place" online. Starting Thursday, author Haruki Murakami is taking questions and responding as best as he can for the next two weeks.

Nobel Prize for literature to be announced on Thursday
World

Nobel Prize for literature to be announced on Thursday

The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday

Malala Yousafzai and Haruki Murakami tipped for Nobel Prizes
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Malala Yousafzai and Haruki Murakami tipped for Nobel Prizes

A Pakistani teenage activist shot by the Taliban and a Japanese author who writes about alienation and a fractured modern world are tipped as Nobel Prize winners ahead of the annual awards that start on Monday

Relationships in new book intrigued me, says Murakami
Life

Relationships in new book intrigued me, says Murakami

In a rare public appearance, respected Japanese writer Haruki Murakami said his latest novel was an experiment and grew longer than expected as he developed a desire to expand on side characters while writing.

Murakami's new novel flies off shelves right after launch
Life

Murakami's new novel flies off shelves right after launch

Japanese readers are flocking to buy Haruki Murakami's latest novel, even though almost nothing has been disclosed about the book by the writer.

Nobel Literature Prize today: Will it be Murakami or Nadas?
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Nobel Literature Prize today: Will it be Murakami or Nadas?

After the announcements of three science awards, the Nobel Prizes are turning to literature, one of the most talked-about and emotion-stirring categories of the prestigious awards.

Murakami leads 2012 Nobel Lit prize race
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Murakami leads 2012 Nobel Lit prize race

The winners of the 2012 Nobel Prizes are to be announced next week.

Watching Murakami in Malayalam
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Watching Murakami in Malayalam

Watching a much-awarded 'favourite' in an Indian film festival can be as confounding as reading a Murakami book for the first time. A festival-regular explains why.