Posts tagged Haruki Murakami

murakamistuff:

It’s the 12th of January in Japan … today is Haruki Murakami’s 64th birthday.

As you can see over here, the average age of Literature Nobel Prize winners is sixty-four … which means 2013 is officially Haruki Year!

Happy Birthday, Haruki!

housingworksbookstore:

Look, someone made an illustration for every Haruki Murakami story. 

cats on cats on cats. 

housingworksbookstore:

Look, someone made an illustration for every Haruki Murakami story. 

cats on cats on cats. 

unypl:

“1Q84,” by Haruki Murakami 
Read 1Q84
See the other Reading-Riders with 1Q84

Additional props for carrying this book around. 1Q84 is not a light book.

unypl:

“1Q84,” by Haruki Murakami 

Read 1Q84

See the other Reading-Riders with 1Q84

Additional props for carrying this book around. 1Q84 is not a light book.

blacktidebooks:

Murakami’s 1Q84 Manuscript at the Knopf offices!

Looks about right.

blacktidebooks:

Murakami’s 1Q84 Manuscript at the Knopf offices!

Looks about right.

Short Story Month continues apace! Countless readers cherish Haruki Murakami’s otherworldly novels. But did you know he’s also an accomplished nonfiction and short story writer?
Which brings us to today’s exercise: think of your favorite novelist. Has he or she written any short fiction you can share?

Short Story Month continues apace! Countless readers cherish Haruki Murakami’s otherworldly novels. But did you know he’s also an accomplished nonfiction and short story writer?

Which brings us to today’s exercise: think of your favorite novelist. Has he or she written any short fiction you can share?

murakamistuff:

Wallpaper version of Cory Schmitz’ alternate 1Q84 cover.
Enjoy this great piece of art in a high resolution on your desktop!

Desktop art!

murakamistuff:

Wallpaper version of Cory Schmitz’ alternate 1Q84 cover.

Enjoy this great piece of art in a high resolution on your desktop!

Desktop art!

Found in Translation - Jay Rubin & Philip Gabriel on translating Haruki Murakami

murakamistuff:

Soojin Chang of San Francisco Bay Guardian interviewed Murakami’s main translators. An interesting topic here is how they handle the difficulties of translating Japanese prose into English without missing out on the little details and nuances such as untranslatable humour and wordplays.

Win a signed copy of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84

Spring cleaning = discovering the extra signed Murakami you forgot you had = paying it forward

Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that’s where I imagine it - there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library.
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (via libraryland)

inkwellmanagement:

Very cool - Congrats to Erin Morgenstern and Doubleday!

notesfromtheroughfront:

Last Tuesday at The New York Book Show,  Knopf, Doubleday, and Pantheon imprints won awards in various production and design categories.

For General Trade:

1st place Book in General Fiction: The Night Circus

 Judges said:  Gorgeous! Stunning! So beautiful! Thorough pack­age and well thought out from the case to the ends to the overall design, both inside and out. 

2nd place Book in General Fiction: 1Q84

Judges said: Design reflects content of book. See-through jacket and cover design are intriguing. Innovative, readable.

 Merit Award Book in Poetry:  The Hunger Moon

Judges said: Classic but still unique design.  Beautiful composition.

I love it when our design and production departments get some recognition.